As of 1 October 2009 the new national minimum wage has increase. The new rates are
- £5.80 per hour to workers aged 22 and above
- £4.83 per hour to workers aged 18 to 21
- £3.57 per hour to workers aged below 18 who are no longer of compulsory school age
It is also now illegal to include tips as part of the standard minimum wage.
If you are an employer you must ensure that you adjust your employees wages to these new rates. If you are an employee check with your employer to ensure that you are receiving the right hourly amount.