National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates

With effect from 1 October 2016 the following national minimum wage and national living wage hourly rates take effect:

Age From 1 October 2016 Previous Rate
National Living Wage £7.20 £7.20
Main rate for workers aged 21-24 £6.95 £6.70
Rate for 18-21 year olds £5.55 £5.30
Rate for 16-17 year olds £4.00 £3.87
Apprentice rates £3.40 £3.30

Please note: in future years both the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates will be updated in April, starting in April 2017.

If you have any questions about the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage Rates please do not hesitate to contact us at Holden Associates.



Jason is a Qualified Accountant in both the UK and Australia. Jason has for over 30 years advised and supported many hundreds of UK owner managed businesses, through the good times and the bad ones. Jason formed Holden Associates to offer his no nonsense down to earth business approach in 2002. Holden Associates operate Nationally throughout the UK from their Lancashire base.

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