The increases in the National Minimum Wage take effect from 1 October 2010. The new hourly rates will be £5.93 for workers aged 21 and over, £4.92 for workers aged between 18 and 20, and £3.64 for workers aged under 18 but above school age who are not apprentices. Apprentices will receive £2.50 an hour if aged under 19 or in their first year of apprenticeship.