National Minimum Wage change to age bands from 1st October

From the 1st October 2016, the national minimum wage rates for the different age bands and for apprentices are increasing.

The new rates from next month will be as follows;

From October 2016 - April 2017

Adult rate (21+)NLW (25+)        £7.20

 Adult Rate (21-24)                    £6.95

YDR (18-20)                               £5.55

16-17 Yr Old Rate                       £4.00

Apprentice Rate                        £3.40


Please ensure your current payroll system is compliant in advance of the changes.




If you would like more information on the minimum wage requirements or have a payroll query, please contact us on 0845 303 1144 or email 

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