- £5.80 to £5.93 ph for workers aged 21 and over
- £4.83 to £4.92 ph for workers aged 18 - 20
- £3.57 to £3.64 ph for workers aged 16 - 17
The rise is around the two percent mark in each catagory. As promised, the Government has extended the adult minimum wage rage to 21 year olds from October 2010. Previously, the qualifying age for minimum wage was 22.
Apprentice Minimum Wage - £2.50 per hour
The government has also accepted a recommendation from the Low Pay Commission (LPC) to introduce a minimum wage for apprentices of £2.50 per hour.
The new rate will apply to:
- apprentices under 19
- apprentices aged 19 and over, BUT in the first year of their apprenticeship
The Pay and Work Rights Helpline number is 0800 917 2368, or 0800 121 4042 for textphones.