Sep 2012


National Minimum Wage increases from 01st October 2012


The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced that the rates of national minimum wage applicable to pay reference periods starting on or after 1 October 2012 will be as follows:

  • the main adult rate (for workers 21 and over) will increase by 11p to £6.19 an hour (currently £6.08 an hour
  • the rate for 18-20 year olds will remain at £4.98 an hour
  • the rate for 16-17 year olds will remain at £3.68 an hour
  • the rate for apprentices will increase by 5p to £2.65 an hour (currently £2.60 an hour).

From the same date, the daily accommodation offset rate will increase from the current £4.73 to £4.82.

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Posted byKaren McDarbyinPayroll