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National minimum wage change October 2012

An overview of the national minimum wage changes from October 1, 2012

Rates from 1 October 2012

· £6.19 - the main rate for workers aged 21 and over
· £4.98 - the 18-20 rate
· £3.68 - the 16-17 rate for workers above school leaving age but under 18
· £2.65 - the apprentice rate, for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship

CURRENT RATES

The current rates (from 1 October 2011) are:

· £6.08 - the main rate for workers aged 21 and over
· £4.98 - the 18-20 rate
· £3.68 - the 16-17 rate for workers above school leaving age but under 18
· £2.60 - the apprentice rate, for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship

If you are of compulsory school age you are not entitled to the NMW. Some of your other employment rights are also different.