National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2015
Take note employers in Newark, Southwell and Mansfield – the National Minimum Wage is increasing with effect from 1st October 2015, says employment lawyer, Janine Lawton.
The minimum wage is increased for adults aged 21 years or older, 18-20 year olds, and 16-17 year olds.
It is further increased for apprentices who are either under the age of 19 or in the first year of their apprenticeship.
What’s changing in the National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2015
The increases follow recommendations made in a report by the Low Pay Commission, the body which helped introduce the National Minimum Wage. In light of the recommendations, increases to the National Minimum Wage are to include:
- a 21% increase for apprentices to £3.30
- a 20p increase for workers aged 21 and over to £6.70
- a 17p increase for 18-20 year olds to £5.30
- an 8p increase for under-18s to £3.87
The Regulations also increase the maximum daily amount for living accommodation that is allowed to count towards pay for National Minimum Wage purposes.
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