In October 2016, most minimum wage rates will increase. The national living wage (NLW), which applies to workers aged 25 or over, will not increase from £7.20/hour.

For convenience, we have laid out the current and new rates for you in the table below. 

The Government has said that from April 2017 the national living wage and minimum wage will be uprated in parallel – currently, minimum wage operates on an October cycle, national living wage operates on an April cycle – so we’d suggest you anticipate rises all round next April.

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