Local business owners in the Hinckley & Bosworth area and Nationally need to be aware that as from tomorrow, the 1st October2011, therates for the National minimum wage will change. The three main bands for workers that need to be applied are (per hour):
workers under 18 years of age – the new minimum wage rate is £3.68;
workers aged 18 – the new minimum wage rate should be £4.98;
workers aged 21 and over - the new minimum wage rate is £6.08.
The new rate for apprentices, those individuals who are aged under 19 or in the first 12 months of their apprenticeship, is now £2.60 per hour.
Further information on the National Minimum Wage and its application can be found on the Directgov website.
If you feel that you need some professional help or guidance with implementation, policy and practice with respect to the National Minimum Wage or other Human Resource issues then do contact – Denise Mather at DEMand Results today on 01455 240638.