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October 2015 – Employment Changes

The National Minimum Wage rate is now £6.70 from 1 October 2015.

Also remember the following rates:

For those aged between 18-20 years it is £5.30 per hour

For those aged between 16-17 years it is £3.87 per hour

For Apprentices (those under the age of 19 and older apprentices in the first year of apprenticeship) it is £3.30 per hour

Employers can be fined up to £20,000 for non-compliance (£5,000 maximum prior to 7 March 2014).

Also note that from April 2016 the Government will introduce a new mandatory National Living Wage, NLW, for employees who aged 25 and over which will be £7.20 per hour

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