The Government has announced that it has accepted all of the rate recommendations for the National Minimum Wage made in the Low Pay Commission’s (LPC) 2016 report. The new hourly rates which will come into effect from 1 October 2016 are as follows:
- The adult hourly rate (for 21-24 year olds) will increase from £6.70 to £6.95.
- The Youth Development Rate (for 18 to 20 year olds) will increase from £5.30 to £5.55.
- The rate for 16 to 17-year-olds will increase from £3.87 to £4.00.
- The apprentice rate will increase from £3.30 to £3.40.
- The accommodation offset increases from the current £5.35 to £6.00 from 1 October 2016.
The Government will also be considering the LPC’s recommendation to introduce a requirement for employers to include a clear statement of hours being paid for on payslips.
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