New National Minimum Wages

The new rates for the national minimum wages are as follows:

1 October 2011 to
30 September 2012
1 October 2012 to 
30 September 2013 
Standard Adult Hourly Rate(workers aged 21 and over) £6.08 £6.19
Development Hourly Rate(workers aged between 18 and 20 inclusive) £4.98 £4.98
Young Workers Hourly Rate(workers aged under 18 but above the compulsory school age who are not apprentices) £3.68 £3.68
Apprentices Hourly Rate £2.60 £2.65
Accommodation Daily Offset £4.73 £4.82


For a comparison between the national minimum wages in the UK and other countries, see

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