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National Minimum Wage rates change from 1st October.

Changes to National Minimum Wage rates take effect from 1st October 2015 as follows:

  • The standard adult rate (for workers aged 21 and over) increases to £6.70.
  • The development rate (for workers aged between 18 and 20) increases to £5.30.
  • The young workers rate (for workers aged under 18 but above the compulsory school age and who are not apprentices) increases to £3.87.
  • The rate for apprentices under 19, or 19 or over on their first year of apprenticeship, increases to £3.30.
  • The accommodation offset also increases to £5.35 per day.

It is important to note that these rates, which come into force 1 October 2015, apply to pay reference periods beginning on or after that date.

by Holly Rushton

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