Rise is National Minimum Wage – increase from Friday 1st October 2010

Rise is National Minimum Wage – increase from Friday 1st October 2010


By: Caterina Glenn

From 1st October 2010 the National Minimum Wage will increase as follows:

Workers aged 21 and over will rise from £5.80 per hour to £5.93 per hour

Workers aged between 18 and 20 will rise from £4.83 per hour to £4.92 per hour

Younger workers aged 16 and 17 will see their rates go up from £3.57 per hour to £3.64

This year also sees the introduction of a new NMW for apprentices which has been set at £2.50 and will apply to apprentices under the age of 19, or those aged 19 and over who are in the first year of their apprenticeship. Also, the accommodation offset amount will rise to £4.61

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