From October 2012, National Minimum Wage rates will rise for apprentices for workers over the age of 20.

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is a minimum amount per hour that most workers in the UK are entitled to be paid. The rate depends on age and whether the worker is an apprentice, so be sure to check with us what you are entitled too.

The new rates will come into force on 01 October 2012, as follows:

  • £6.19 per hour for workers aged 21 and over – a rise of 11p.
  • £4.98 per hour for 18-20 year olds – no change
  • £3.68 per hour for workers above school leaving age but under 18 – no change
  • £2.65 per hour for apprentices – a rise of 5p

To find out more about the current National Minimum Wage click here.

Source: Directgov

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