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Higher National Minimum Wage for Young Workers

3rd October 2016

The National Living Wage for those aged 25 and over came into force in April at £7.20 an hour. This remains unchanged but the hourly minimums for younger employees increased on October 1.

 

Those aged 21 to 24 are entitled to £6.95, up from £6.70. Those aged 18 to 20 must be paid at least £5.55, up from £5.30, and those aged 16 or 17 at least £4, up from £3.87.

 

Apprentices under 19, and those aged over 19 who are in the first year of an apprenticeship, get at least £3.40, up from £3.30.

 

Businesses that fail to comply face a penalty of 200 per cent of the amount owed unless the arrears are paid within 14 days. The maximum penalty is £20,000 per worker. Employers who fail to pay can be banned as a company director for up to 15 years.

 

 

 

For more information visit: http://www.inthebay.co.uk/Warning-to-employers-dont-fall-foul-of-higher-National-Minimum-Wage-ca91c201-088a-4855-bf1f-bc88c97999c6-ds

For everything you need to know regarding the National Minimum Wage please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates 



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