The minimum wage rates for those aged 21 or over and for apprentices aged under 19 are increasing again with effect from 1 October 2012.
The new rates from 1 October 2012 are
- £6.19 - the main rate for workers aged 21 and over
- £4.98 - the 18-20 rate
- £3.68 - the 16-17 rate for workers above school leaving age but under 18
- £2.65 - the apprentice rate, for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship
More information about the national minimum wage can be found here.