The National Minimum Wage rates from 1 October 2015, as recommended by the Low Pay Commission. (LPC) will be:
- a 20p (3%) increase in the adult rate (from £6.50 to £6.70 per hour)
- a 17p (3%) increase in the rate for 18 to 20 year olds (from £5.13 to £5.30 per hour)
- an 8p (2%) increase in the rate for 16 to 17 year olds (from £3.79 to £3.87 per hour)
The National Minimum Wage rate for apprentices will increase by 57p (20%) from £2.73 to £3.30 per hour. The LPC recommended an increase of 2.6% to £2.80 in the apprentice rate.