From 1st October 2011 the national minimum wage will increase as follows:-
Workers over 21 – £6.08 per hour (was £5.93)
Workers aged 18-20 – £4.98 (was £4.92)
Workers aged 16-17 – £3.68 (was £3.64)
Apprentices – £2.60 (was £2.50)
All employees are entitled by law to receive at least the above hourly rates. Crucially the rate exceeds the £6 per hour mark for over 21s for the first time – many workers are paid a straight £6 at present and all such workers should now get a small increase in pay.
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