National Minimum Wage Rates: 1st October 2015

Important Changes to the National Minimum Wage: From 1st October 2015

National Minimum Wage Changes:

Employers should be aware that from 1st October 2015, National Minimum Wage Rates will increase as follows:

  • From £6.50 to £6.70 per hour for workers aged 21 and over*
  • From £5.13 to £5.30 an hour for workers aged 18-20
  • From £3.79 to £3.87 an hour for workers aged 16-17
  • From £2.73 to £3.30 an hour for apprentices under 19 or 19 and over who are in their first year of apprenticeship

Who is entitled to the National Minimum Wage?Loose Change

Most workers in the UK are entitled to National Minimum Wage but there are some groups who are not entitled and include:

  • Self employed people
  • Volunteers
  • Voluntary Workers
  • Company Directors

What about Part-Timers?

It makes no difference to a worker’s entitlement to the National Minimum Wage whether they work for you full time or part time, or whether they are an agency worker, a temporary or casual worker, a piece worker or a home worker.

For More Information:

If you would like more information about how you must change your pay structures on 1st October 2015 please contact Joanne Nieman or Ken Davies in our Payroll Team.

Contact our Payroll Team:

  • Tel: 0151 423 7500

The National Living Wage:

A compulsory National Living Wage is due to be introduced in April 2016 for all working people aged 25 and over, and ill be set at £7.20 per hour.  The current National Minimum Wage for those under the age of 25 will continue to apply.

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