National Minimum Wage increases today

01 October 2015

The increase to the National Minimum Wage rates come in to force from today 1 October 2015.

The National Minimum Wage rates from 1 October 2015:

 

  • the adult rate will increase by 20 pence to £6.70 per hour
  • the rate for 18 to 20 year olds will increase by 17 pence to £5.30 per hour
  • the rate for 16 to 17 year olds will increase by 8 pence to £3.87 per hour
  • the apprentice rate will increase by 57 pence to £3.30 per hour
  • the accommodation offset increases from the current £5.08 to £5.35

There have been several recent publications on the National Minimum Wage, not least the new campaign giving employers the chance to self-correct without being penalised. If you need a refresher, see our related news items below:

National Minimum Wage penalties to double- 2 September 2015

National Minimum Wage quick poll results- 5 August 2015

New National Minimum Wage campaign - 31 July 2015

National Minimum Wage offenders named and shamed - 30 July 2015

The National Living Wage - 14 July 2015

National Minimum Wage penalty to be calculated per worker- 2 June 2015