The National Minimum Wage rates have increased with effect from 1st October 2012.
The new rates are:
Workers aged 21 and over - £6.19 per hour
Workers aged 18 to 20 years old - £4.98 per hour
Workers aged 16 to 17 years old - £3.68 per hour
Apprentice rate – £2.65 per hour
(For apprentices under 19, or over 19 and in the first year of their apprenticeship)