UK minimum wage to rise to £6.50 in October, government confirms
The government has approved a rise in the national minimum wage (NMW) to £6.50 an hour in October this year, as recommended by the independent Low Pay Commission (LPC).
This change is expected to boost take home pay for more than one million employees who could see their wage increase by as much as £355 a year..
From the 1st of October 2014 NMW rates will be:
- a 19p (3 per cent) increase in the adult rate (from £6.31 to £6.50 per hour)
- a 10p (2 per cent) increase in the rate for 18 to 20 year olds (from £5.03 to £5.13 per hour)
- a 7p (2 per cent) increase in the rate for 16 to 17 year olds (from £3.72 to £3.79 per hour)
- a 5p (2 per cent) increase in the rate for apprentices (from £2.68 to £2.73 per hour)
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