The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2016

Posted in : NI on 29 September 2016
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The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2016 come into force on 1st October 2016 and amend the National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015.

  • Regulation 2(2)(a) increases the rate of the national minimum wage for workers who are aged 21 or over (but not yet aged 25) from £6.70 to £6.95 per hour (regulation 4A(1)(a) of the 2015 Regulations).
  • Regulation 2(2)(b) increases the rate for workers who are aged 18 or over (but not yet aged 21) from £5.30 to £5.55 per hour (regulation 4A(1)(b) of the 2015 Regulations).
  • Regulation 2(2)(c) increases the rate for workers who are under the age of 18 from £3.87 to £4.00 per hour (regulation 4A(1)(c) of the 2015 Regulations).
  • The apprenticeship rate applies to workers within regulation 5(1)(a) and (b) of the 2015 Regulations. Regulation 2(2)(d) of these Regulations increases the rate for such workers from £3.30 to £3.40 per hour (regulation 4A(1)(d) of the 2015 Regulations).
  • Regulation 2(3) increases the accommodation amount which is applicable where any employer provides a worker with living accommodation from £5.35 to £6.00 for each day that accommodation is provided (regulation 16(1) of the 2015 Regulations).

* Still with the NMW, The Guardian reports that just three employers have been prosecuted for paying workers below the minimum wage despite HM Revenue and Customs finding 700 who have broken the law in the past two and a half years.

This article is correct at 29/09/2016

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