National Minimum Wage Rates increase

Next rise id due April 2016

From 1st October 2015:

Adult hourly rate of the national minimum wage increases from £6.50 to £6.70

Development rate (which covers workers aged 18-20 years) goes from £5.13 to £5.30

Rate for 16 to 17-year-olds will rise by 2% from £3.79 to £3.87/hour

For apprentices under the age of 19 and those aged 19 and over in the first 12 months of their

apprenticeship, the apprentice minimum wage rate will rise up from £2.73 to £3.30per hour.

From 1st April 2016:

Hourly rate of the national minimum wage for those of 25 years and over, will increase from £6.70 to £7.20.

Two million under-25s will not be covered

The Living Wage is ( is £8.25/hour outside London, updated in November 2015. It

is calculated according to the cost of living by the Living Wage Foundation, calculated by the Centre of

Research in Social Policy ( and not to be confused with

the Tory use of the term referring to the increase of minimum wage for 25 years+