New national minimum wage rates
The latest minimum wage increases will apply from 1 October 2011:
- £6.08 for workers aged 21 and over (up from £5.93)
- £4.98 for workers aged 18-20 years old (up from £4.92)
- £3.68 for workers aged 16-17 years old (up from £3.64)
The minimum wage for apprentices rises by 10 pence per hour to £2.60. This applies to all apprentices under 19, or those who are aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship.
What this means for you
In order to be compliant with the new rates you will need to review your employee rates of pay to ensure that they comply with these new changes.