Employment Cases Update

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

Date published: 03/10/2016

New Minimum Wage Rates come into force on 1 October 2016

The new National Minimum Wage rates came into force on 1 October 2016 - read the SI here.

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).

Don't forget that all the rates, caps and limits are included in the Employment Tribunal Remedies Handbook 2016-17 along with a summary of all the remedies available and worked examples.

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