By way of a reminder, changes to the National Minimum Wage came into force on 1 October. The new rates are as follows:

  • the main rate for workers aged 21 and over increases to £6.08
  • the 18-20 rate increases to £4.98
  • the 16-17 rate for workers above school leaving age but under 18 increases to £3.68
  • the apprentice rate, for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over and in the first year of their apprentice increases to £2.60