The National Minimum Wage increases to £5.93 an hour

Oct 01, 2010 - 09:22 am

The National Minimum Wage has risen to £5.93 an hour from £5.80 effective from 1st October 2010. 

For the first time, people aged 21 will benefit from the rate.  Previously the full rate applied only to employees aged 22 and older.

The minimum wage rates for younger workers have also increased. 

The new rate for 16 and 17-year-olds rises from £3.57 an hour to £3.64.  For 18 to 20-year-olds the rate is increased from £4.83 to £4.92 an hour.

The government has also introduced a minimum wage for apprentices for the first time.  For those under 19 years old the minimum rate is now £2.50 an hour.

>>  National Minimum Wage Rates

 

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