Increase in National Minimum Wage


07 April, 2011

The national minimum wage is to increase by 15p an hour to £6.08 in October, benefiting almost a million workers, the Government has announced.

Ministers said they had accepted recommendations from the Low Pay Commission, giving a new adult rate of £6.08, while the statutory wage for 18-20-year-olds will increase by 6p to £4.98 an hour. The rate for 16-17-year-olds will increase by 4p to £3.68 an hour and the rate for apprentices will increase by 10p to £2.60 an hour.


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