• Impact date: 1 October 2012

National minimum wage rates will increase for workers age 21 and over and apprentices. From October 2012:

  • The adult rate will increase by 11 pence to £6.19 an hour
  • The rate for 18-20 year olds will remain at £4.98 an hour
  • The rate for 16-17 year olds will remain at £3.68 an hour
  • The rate for apprentices will increase by 5 pence to £2.65 an hour and
  • The accommodation offset will increase by 9 pence to £4.82 per day.