Living Wage is being applied from 1st April 2016
The compulsory National Living Wage is the national rate set for people aged 25 and over.
The NMW rates for those aged under 25 will change on 1 October 2016 whilst the NLW rate for those aged 25 and over will change every year on 1 April.
In October 2016 the new rates will be:
25 years old and over £7.20 per hour
21 – 24 years old £6.95 per hour
18 – 20 years old £5.55 per hour
16 – 17 years old £4 per hour
Apprentices under 19 or 19 or over who are in first year of apprenticeship £3.40
The current pay rates from 01st October 2015 are:
Aged 21 and over - by 20p an hour to £6.70 (from £6.50)
Aged 18 to 20 - by 17p an hour to £5.30 (from £5.13)
Aged under 18 - by 8p an hour to £3.87
Apprentices - by 57p an hour to £3.30 (from £2.73)
(The rate applies to apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over that are in their first year. All other apprentices are entitled to the national minimum wage for their age.)
The rate will then change starting April 2017.
You can find further information, including the rates of earlier years in the National Minimum Wage Section on: http://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates