Changes for employers from 1st October 2016

  • Posted

Posted 30/09/2016 By: Jessica Piper

This October is not bringing as many changes as usual for employers, but there is the annual update to National Minimum Wage rates to be mindful of. Employers should note that there is no increase to the National Living Wage, which remains at £7.20 for those employees aged 25 and over.

As of 1 October 2016, the National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage will be as follows:

Age Previous National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage (per hour) National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage from 1.10.16 (per hour)
25 and over £7.20 £7.20 (no change)
21 – 24 £6.70 £6.95
18 – 20 £5.30 £5.55
16 – 17 £3.87 £4.00
Apprentices under 19, or 19 and over who are in the first year of the apprenticeship £3.30 £3.40

Employers should note that the rates will update every April from April 2017.

The other expected change for this October was to be the introduction of the Gender Pay Gap Regulations, but these are now due to be implemented in April 2017.

If you wish to discuss any of the above further, please contact a member of the Ashtons Legal Employment Team.


    How can we help you?

    Please fill in the form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible or to speak to one of our experts call
    0330 404 0749

    I accept that my data will be held for the purpose of my enquiry in accordance with Ashtons
    Privacy Policy

    This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

    How can we help?

    If you have an enquiry or you would like to find out more about our services, why not contact us?