New Minimum Wage Rates

New National Minimum Wage rates will apply from October 2010:

o £5.93 an hour for workers aged 21 and over
o £4.92 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20
o £3.64 an hour for workers aged 16 to 17

A new minimum wage of £2.50 per hour will also apply to apprentices under 19 years old or apprentices aged 19 and over but in the first year of their apprenticeship.