From 1st October 2012 the National Minimum Wage will increase.  The new rate will be £6.19 an hour for workers aged 21 and over.

The apprentice rate, for apprentices under 19, or over 19 and in the first year of the apprenticeship, will increase to £2.65.

The rates for 18-20 year olds and under 18s remain unchanged and are:

  • £4.98 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20.
  • £3.68 an hour for workers aged 16 to 17.

For further information visit www.direct.gov.uk

If you have a payroll scheme, please ensure you update the pay rates for any employees on National Minimum Wage from this date.

If you require any help in implementing these changes, please do not hesitate to contact us.