New National Minimum Wage – 1st October 2012

Date: October 6, 2012 Author: Claire Thomson Category: General Articles Payroll Articles

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)