Since the introduction of the National Living Wage there are now two dates that employers have to focus on in order to ensure compliance with the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage Legislations. With effect from 1st April 2017, there will be one date that employers have to focus on.
The National Living Wage rate for employees over 25 years was set at £7.20 per hour. That rate will be revised on 1st April 2017.
For employees who are below the age of 25 the rates with effect from 1st October 2016 will be as follows:-
• 21-24 year olds - £6.95 per hour
• 18-20 year olds - £5.55 per hour
• 16-17 year old - £4.00 per hour
• Apprentices under 19 years old or apprentices aged 19 or over who are in the first year of their apprenticeship - £3.40
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