New National Minimum Wage rates

Employers are being reminded of the new minimum wage changes that come into effect in October.

From Thursday 1st October, adult rates for the National Minimum Wage will rise by 20 pence from £6.50 to £6.70 per hour – the largest real-terms increase in the National Minimum Wage since 2007.

In addition to the new pay scale for adults, rates will also increase by 17 pence for 18 to 20 year olds to £5.30 per hour, by 8 pence for 16 to 17 year olds to £3.87 per hour and by 57 pence for apprentices to £3.30 per hour.