The National Minimum Wage is due to increase on 1st April 2017.
The hourly rate for the minimum wage depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice.
You must be at least school leaving age to get the National Minimum Wage. At least aged 25 to get the National Living Wage. And the minimum wage will still apply for workers aged 24 and under.
The New Rates are:
25 and Over £7.50
21 to 24 £7.05
18 to 20 £5.60
Under 18 £4.05
Apprentices are entitled to the apprentice rate if they are under 19 years of age. Or if they are 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship. After the first year, the national minimum wage appropriate to their age will be applied.
Please be sure you have implemented these changes with your employees pay by 1st April.
If you want to discuss The National Minimum Wage or any other pay or salary issues in the workplace, give us a call – 01706 565332
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