Since 1 October 2011, the new National Minimum Wage (NMW) is as follows:

  • For adults over the age of 21: £6.08. (from £5.93) 
  • For workers aged between 18 and 20 :£4.98 (from £4.92)
  • The young workers rate (under 18 years of age but above the compulsory school age who are not apprentices: £3.68 (from £3.64).
  • Apprentices (under 19 or those aged 19 and over but in the first year of their apprenticeship): £2.60 (from £2.50).