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Pay – National minimum wage increases

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On 1st October 2013 the national minimum wage rates will increase as follows:

  • The standard adult rate (for workers aged 21 and over) will rise to £6.31 an hour (up 12p from £6.19).
  • The development rate (for workers aged between 18 and 20) will rise to £5.03 an hour (up 5p from £4.98)
  • Young workers rate (for workers aged under 18 but above the compulsory school age who are not apprentices) will rise to £3.72 an hour (up 4p from £3.68).
  • The rate for apprentices will rise to £2.68 an hour (up 4p from £2.65).
  • The accommodation offset will rise to £4.91 a day (up 9p from £4.82).


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