The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2016 have been made, and come into force on 1 April 2016.
They make it clear - if there was ever any doubt - that the 'National Living Wage' for over-25 year olds promised by the Government last year is nothing more than a tweak to the minimum wage regulations.
The new minimum wages from 1 April 2016 will be:-
- age 25+ - £7.20ph (the National Living Wage)
- 21-25 - £6.70ph
- 18-21 - £5.30ph
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- apprentices - £3.30ph.