Government announces NEW National Minimum Wage Rates
25th May 2010
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With effect from the 1st October National Minimum wage rates will increase to the following hourly rates:

·         Standard adult rate for workers aged over 21 - £5.93 (up from £5.80)


·         Workers aged between 18 and 20 - £4.92 (up from £4.83)


·         Young workers rate for those aged under 18 but not apprentices - £3.64 (up from £3.57)


·         Apprentices aged under 19 or who are in the first year of their apprenticeship - £2.50 (there was previously no entitlement for apprenticeships under 19 or over 19 and in the first year of their apprenticeships).

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