National Minimum Wage Increase

The National Minimum Wage rates increased from 1st October 2014 as follows:

Main rate for workers aged 21 and over increased to £6.50 per hour (from £6.31)

Workers aged 18-20 increased to £5.13 per hour (from £5.03)

Workers above school leaving age 16-17 increased to £3.79 per hour (from £3.72)

Apprentice rate increased to £2.73 per hour (from £2.68)