Increase to the Minimum Wage Rates

The minimum wage rates for those aged 21 or over and for apprentices aged under 19 are increasing again with effect from 1 October 2012.

The new rates from 1 October 2012 are

  • £6.19 - the main rate for workers aged 21 and over 
  • £4.98 - the 18-20 rate
  • £3.68 - the 16-17 rate for workers above school leaving age but under 18
  • £2.65 - the apprentice rate, for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship

More information about the national minimum wage can be found here.

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