The NEW National Minimum Wage from the 1st October 2016 is as follows:
The rate for 16 to 17 year olds will be £4.00 per hour
The rate for 18 to 20 year olds will be £5.55 per hour
The rate for 21 to 24 year olds will be £6.95 per hour
The rate for 25 years and older will be £7.20 per hour
The rate for Apprentices will be £3.40 per hour*
* The ‘apprentice’ rate is for apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. All other apprentices are entitled to the minimum wage for their age.
More information can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates