On 1 April 2016, the National Minimum Wage will increase to reflect the National Living Wage.
This is no April fool’s joke. The minimum wages from 1 April 2016 will be:
- age 25+ = £7.20 per hour
- 21 – 25 = £6.70 per hour
- 18 – 21 = £5.30 per hour
- less than 18 = £3.87 per hour
- apprentices = £3.30 per hour
For those aged 25 and above, this represents an increase of 50 pence per hour.
It is important employers take note of the new rates and ensure they are implemented as of 1 April 2016 to avoid any claim or enforcement proceedings for failure to pay the National Minimum Wage.
If you have any concerns about the increases we are able to advise on this and many other aspects of employment law. You can contact us on 0141 221 4488 or visit our homepage.