Changes to the minimum wage

The national minimum wage is the minimum pay per hour almost all employees are entitled to by law. From 1 October 2014, these minimum wage rates are increasing.



  Age group Current rate Rate from 1 Oct 2014
  21 and over £6.31 £6.50
  18 to 20 £5.03 £5.13
  16 and 17 £3.72 £3.79
  Apprentices £2.65 £2.73


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