The Government has accepted the Low Pay Commission (LPC) recommendations to increase the National Minimum Wage (NMW).
From the 1st October 2014 the new rates will be:-
Adult Rate - £6.50 per hour.
18-20 year olds - £5.13 per hour.
16-17 year olds - £3.79 per hour.
Apprentices - £2.73 per hour.
This is a bigger increase than in recent years and the LPC has indicated that providing the economy continues to improve it intends to recommend progressive real increases in the value of the NMW which too has been accepted by the Government.
If you require any information regarding the new minimium rates, please contact a member of our Employment Team on 01905 721600