National Minimum Wage

National Minimum Wage

The Low Pay Commission – the independent advisory body to the Government – reviews the national

minimum wage according to inflation on an annual basis. The rates that came into force from 1
October 2012 are:

  • The adult rate for workers aged 21 and above will rise 11p from £6.08 to £6.19 per hour
  • The development rate for workers aged 18-20 will stay the same at £4.98 to per hour
  • The 16-17 year olds rate will stay the same at £3.68 per hour
  • The apprentice rate will rise by 5p from £2.60 to £2.65 per hour.

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