Increase In National Minimum Wage – Effective 1st October 2012

As of 1st October 2012, there will be an increase in the national minimum wage in the UK.

  • For workers aged 21 and over this will rise from £6.08 to £6.19.
  • Workers aged 18-20 and those aged 21 and over doing accredited training in the first six months of employment) will remain at £4.98.
  • The young workers rate (those above compulsory school age but under 18 and not apprenticed) will remain at £3.68.
  • The apprenticeship rate will rise from £2.60 to £2.65.