It is important that employers review the pay rates for workers under the age of 25.
From 1st October 2016 the to the following rates will apply:
£6.95 per hour for 21-24 year olds
£5.55 per hour for 18-20 year olds
£4.00 per hour for 16-17 year olds
£3.40 Apprentice rate
Workers aged 25 and over are not affected by these changes as the National Living Wage of £7.20 will be revised on 1st April 2017.