Minimum Wage Increases from 1 October 2010
30 September 2010
From 1st October new National Minimum Wage rates apply:
- Workers aged 21 or over - £5.93 per hour
- Workers aged 18 - 20 inclusive - £4.92 per hour
- Workers under 18 - £3.57 per hour
- Apprentices (workers who are employed under a contract of apprenticeship, or under a specified government apprenticeship arrangement, who are under age 19 or in the first 12 months of their apprenticeship) - £2.50 per hour.
The Government has estimated that the cost to business, charities and voluntary orgainsations of moving the age limit for the top band from 22 to 21 will be around £48 million.
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