The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is a minimum amount per hour that most workers in the UK are entitled to be paid.
The minimum wage rates will change on 1 October 2012 as follows:
- the main adult rate (for workers 21 and over) will increase by 11p 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 5p to £2.65 an hour
For further information visit the Directgov website: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/Employees/Pay/DG_10027201