National minimum wage increases

From 1 October 2012 the national minimum wage will increase as follows:

  • For workers aged 21 and over, £6.19;
  • For workers aged between 18 and 20, £4.98 (this is unchanged);
  • For workers aged above the compulsory school age and under 18, £3.68; and
  • For apprentices, £2.65.