National Living Wage – From April 2016!


If you are not paying the minimum then you could face a claim for unlawful deduction of wages.

Author: Roxanne Bradley
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From April 2016 the National Living Wage will be applicable, for Employers this means you will need to ensure any of your employees ages 25 years old and over are being paid the minimum of £7.20 per hour.

The National Minimum Wage is still applicable to anyone under the age of 25 years old.

25 +£7.20
20 – 21£6.70
18 – 20£5.30
16 – 17£3.87

Its important to remember, an apprentice wage of £3.30 is only applicable to someone which is a genuine apprentice (i.e enrolled on a college placement) and is aged 16 – 18 and those aged 19 who are in their first year.

Therefore, if you have a apprentice but is aged 19 and is on their second year then they will be entitled to the normal National Minimum Wage for their age.

If you are not paying the minimum then you could face a claim for unlawful deduction of wages.

Roxanne Bradley

Legal Advisor

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