Monday, 10 September 2012

National Minimum Wage to Increase 2012

As of next month the National Minimum Wage rates will rise for workers over the age of 20 and for apprentices.

The National Minimum Wage is the minimum pay rate per hour that workers in the UK are entitled to. This rate depends on the age of the worker and if they are an apprentice.

As of the 1st of October 2012 the National Minimum Wage rates will change as follows:
  • Adult Rate (for workers aged 21+) 
    • 1 Oct 2012: £6.19
    • 1 Oct 2011: £6.08
    • 1 Oct 2010: £5.93
  • Development Rate (for workers aged 18-20)
    • 1 Oct 2012: £4.98
    • 1 Oct 2011: £4.98
    • 1 Oct 2010: £4.92
  • 16-17 Year Old Rate
    • 1 Oct 2012: £3.68
    • 1 Oct 2011: £3.68
    • 1 Oct 2010: £3.64
  • Apprentice Rate
    • 1 Oct 2012: £2.65
    • 1 Oct 2011: £2.60
    • 1 Oct 2010: £2.50
If you are a worker from outside the UK and are legally working in the UK, the National Minimum Wage still applies - it doesn’t matter how long or short a time you've been working in the UK.

If you think that you aren't getting the minimum wage, make sure you speak to your employer or contact the Pay and Work Rights Helpline on 0800 917 2368.