The National Minimum Wage Rates are to increase from the 1 April 2017

 

The NMW rates are reviewed each year by the Low Pay Commission and from 1 April 2017 will be as follows:

NMW

NMW

There are different levels of NMW, depending on your age and whether you are an apprentice. The new rates are:

  • the main rate for workers aged 21 and over will increase from £6.95 to £7.05
  • the 18-20 rate will increase from £5.55 to £5.60
  • the 16-17 rate for workers above school leaving age but under 18 will increase from £4.00 to £4.05
  • the apprentice rate, for apprentices under 19, or 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship will increase from £3.40 to £3.50

If you are of compulsory school age you are not entitled to the NMW. Some of your other employment rights are also different.

The National Living wage for workers 25 and over will increase from £7.20 to £7.50. For information on ‘The New national Living Wage’ please click on the link

 

Previous NMW rates

From 1 October 2016

  • the main rate for workers aged 21 and over will increase from £6.70 to £6.95
  • the 18-20 rate will increase from £5.30 to £5.55
  • the 16-17 rate for workers above school leaving age but under 18 will increase from £3.87 to £4.00
  • the apprentice rate, for apprentices under 19, or 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship will increase from £3.30to £3.40
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From 1 October 2015

  • the main rate for workers aged 21 and over will increase from £6.50 to £6.70
  • the 18-20 rate will increase from £5.13 to £5.30
  • the 16-17 rate for workers above school leaving age but under 18 will increase from £3.79 to £3.87
  • the apprentice rate, for apprentices under 19, or 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship will increase from £2.73 to £3.30

 

From 1 October 2014

  • £6.50 – the main rate for workers aged 21 and over
  • £5.13 – the 18-20 rate
  • £3.79 – the 16-17 rate for workers above school leaving age but under 18
  • £2.73 – the apprentice rate, for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship

 

From 1 October 2013

  • £6.31 – the main rate for workers aged 21 and over
  • £5.03 – the 18-20 rate
  • £3.72 – the 16-17 rate for workers above school leaving age but under 18
  • £2.68 – the apprentice rate, for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship

 

From 1 October 2012

  • £6.19 – the main rate for workers aged 21 and over
  • £4.98 – the 18-20 rate
  • £3.68 – the 16-17 rate for workers above school leaving age but under 18
  • £2.65 – the apprentice rate, for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship

 

From 1 October 2011

  • £6.08 – the main rate for workers aged 21 and over
  • £4.98 – the 18-20 rate
  • £3.68 – the 16-17 rate for workers above school leaving age but under 18
  • £2.60 – the apprentice rate, for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship

 

From 1 October 2010

  • £5.93 – the main rate for workers aged 21 and over 
  • £4.92 – the 18-20 rate
  • £3.64 – the 16-17 rate for workers above school leaving age but under 18
  • £2.50 – the apprentice rate, for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship

The age at which you become entitled to the main rate was reduced from 22 to 21 on 1 October 2010.  The apprentice rate was introduced on the same date.

 

 

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