Minimum Wage from October 2012

Increases to the minimum wage rates, which take effect from 1 October 2012 has been announced by the Government:-

  • £6.19 – the standard main rate for workers aged 21 and over
  • £4.98 – the 18-20 rate (no increase from 2011)
  • £3.68 – the 16-17 rate for workers above school leaving age but under 18 (no increase from 2011)
  • £2.65 – the apprentice rate, for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship