Saturday, 2 October 2010

Minimum National Wage increase from October 1st, 2010

Minimum national wage (hourly rates) rises from 1 October 2010 as follows:

  • Workers aged 21 and over: From £5.80 to £5.93.
  • Workers aged 18-21: From £4.83 to £4.92.
  • Workers aged 16-17: From £3.57 to £3.64.
  • Apprentices under 19 and apprentices aged 19 and over (in first year of apprenticeship) £2.50 .

(Notes: Minimum wage limits for apprentices have been set for the first time! Also, from 1 October the minimum age for the top rate to apply has been reduced from 22 to 21 ).

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