Corporate report

National Minimum Wage: response to the Low Pay Commission’s spring 2016 report

Provides the government's responses to the Low Pay Commission recommendations on National Minimum Wage rates.

Detail

Explains the government’s responses to the Low Pay Commission (LPC) recommendations. The LPC has recommended that the hourly rates for the National Minimum Wage (NMW) should increase in October 2016:

  • from £6.70 to £6.95 for workers aged 21 and older
  • from £5.30 to £5.55 for workers aged 18 to 20
  • from £3.87 to £4.00 for workers aged 16 to 17
  • from £3.30 to £3.40 for apprentices

The government accepts these recommendations in full.