The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2016 will come into force on 1 April 2016.

The new minimum wages will be:

  • Age 25+ – £7.20 p/h (National Living Wage)
  • Age 21-25 – £6.70 p/h
  • Age 18-21 – £5.30 p/h
  • Age <18 – £3.87 p/h
  • Apprentices aged under 19, or aged 19+ and in the first year of their apprenticeship – £3.30 p/h

The financial penalty payable by employers who underpay the NNW will increase from 100% of the underpayment due to each worker to 200%. This is in addition to the payment of unpaid wages due to the workers.

National Living Wage/National Minimum Wage