From 1 October 2009, the following new rates will apply:

  • the standard rate of national minimum wage (workers aged 22 and over) will be £5.80 (increased from £5.73);
  • the development rate (workers aged 18-22) will be £4.83 (increased from £4.77); and
  • the rate for young workers, aged 16-17, will be £3.57 (increased from £3.53).