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New Minimum Wage Rates

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The Government has announced that it has accepted the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission on the rates for the National Minimum Wage (NMW) that will apply from 1 October 2012.

The rates are as follows:

  • The adult hourly rate of the NMW will increase from £6.08 to £6.19;
  • The development rate (which covers workers aged 18-20 years) will remain at £4.98; and
  • The rate for workers aged 16 and 17 will remain at £3.68.

The apprentice rate, for apprentices under 19 or those aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship, will increase from £2.60 to £2.65 per hour.

From 1 October 2012, the accommodation offset will rise from £4.73 per day to £4.82.

Contact Gary Lee for advice on any employment law matter.


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