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New Minimum Wage Rates

PLEASE NOTE: Information in this article is correct at the time of publication, please contact DFA Law for current advice on older articles.

The Government has announced the rates of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) that will apply for 2013/2014. The following changes will come into effect on 1 October 2013:

  • The adult NMW rate will increase from £6.19 to £6.31 per hour;
  • The NMW rate for workers aged 18 to 20 will increase from £4.98 to £5.03 per hour;
  • The NMW rate for 16- and 17-year-olds will increase from £3.68 to £3.72 per hour; and
  • The apprentice rate of the NMW, which applies to apprentices under 19 or over 19 and in the first year of      their apprenticeship, will increase from £2.65 to £2.68 per hour.

The accommodation offset will increase from £4.82 to £4.91 per day.

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