UK Minimum Wage Increase

If you would like to speak to an Employment Specialist please contact Steven Eckett on 020 7998 7777 or email him at

The national minimum wage will increase by 20p an hour to £6.70 from 1st October 2015, the government has announced this morning. This represents a 3% increase in the adult rate and the highest annual increase in seven years.

The hourly rate for younger workers will also rise, and for apprentices it will go up by 20% – or 57p – to £3.30 an hour.

The statutory minimum for 18 to 20-year-olds will also go up by 3% from October, from £5.13 to £5.30, and by 2% for 16 and 17-year-olds, taking the rate to £3.87.

The rates were recommended by the Low Pay Commission but the government has gone further than the 7p an hour increase suggested for apprentices.

If you would like more information on how these minimum wage increases affect you, speak to our Employment Solicitor, Steven Eckett on 020 7998 7777 or email him at

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