What is the National Minimum Wage?

In October 2010 the National Minimum Wage rates will increase from:

£5.80 to £5.93 an hour for workers aged 21 and over

£4.83 to £4.92 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20

£3.57 to £3.64 an hour for workers aged 16 to 17

Apprentice for the first time will now be eligible for a minimum wage rate of £2.50 an hour

The new apprenticeship rate will apply to:

apprentices under 19

apprentices aged 19 and over, but in the first year of their apprenticeship

Need more advice on the national minimum wage?

The Pay and Work Rights Helpline number is 0800 917 2368

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