August 21, 2013

National minimum wage increases announced

Workers aged 21 and over – increases to £6.31 per hour

Development rate for workers aged 18 to 20 inclusive – increases to £5.03 per hour

Special rate for workers aged 16 and 17 – increases to £3.72 per hour

Special rates for apprentices aged under 19, or in the first 12 months of apprenticeship – increases to £2.68 per hour

These take effect from 1st October 2013.

Those categories of workers which are exempt from the national minimum wage provisions are:-

Genuinely self-employed

Genuine volunteers

Students doing work as part of an under or post graduate course
Certain training schemes.

This legal update is provided for general information purposes only and should not be applied to specific circumstances without prior consultation with us.

For further details on any of the issues covered in this update please contact Gemma Ospedale, Partner in Employment on 020 7583 2222.

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