Key steps in preparing for the National Living Wage

Today (1 October) the annual increases to the National Minimum Wage come into force.

The new rates are as follows:

  • 21 and over: £6.70
  • 18 to 20: £5.30
  • Under 18: £3.87
  • Apprentice: £3.30

However, from 1 April 2016 the National Living Wage is set to replace the existing National Minimum Wage for all workers aged 25 and over.

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Michael McLaughlin


I am an employment specialist with a successful track record in employment related litigation in the Employment Tribunals throughout the UK as well as the Employment Appeal Tribunal.