From 1st October 2016, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for 21-24 year-olds is increasing to £6.95 per hour, up from £6.70.

The minimum wage for apprentices will also increase, from £3.30 to £3.40 per hour, and the NMW for 18-20 year-olds will increase to £5.55 per hour, from £5.30.

The National Living Wage (NLW) of £7.20 per hour for workers over 25 is not due to change, as this was introduced in April 2016.

Please note that HMRC have advised that employers who don’t pay the national minimum wage rates are liable to public naming via a Government press release.