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New National Minimum Wage rate comes into force on 1 October 2012

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What is the National Minimum Wage?

The following hourly rates of the National Minimum Wage will apply from 1 October 2012:

  • The standard adult rate (workers aged 21 and over) will be £6.19.
  • The development rate (workers aged between 18 and 20) will be £4.98 (unchanged from last year).
  • The young workers rate (workers aged under 18 but above the compulsory school age who are not apprentices) will be £3.68 (unchanged from last year).
  • The rate for apprentices will be £2.65.

From 1 October 2012, the accommodation offset will be £4.82 each day.

Further Information: National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/2397).

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