Friday May 29, 2020
For the road ahead

Minimum Wage Rate Increases


The new rates of minimum wage, which will come into force on 1 October 2010, will be:

£5.93 per hour for low paid workers aged 21 and over
(a 2.2% increase on the current £5.80 rate)

£4.92 per hour for 18-20 year olds
(a 1.9% increase on the current £4.83 rate)

£3.64 per hour for 16-17 year olds
(a 2% increase on the current £3.57 rate)

The Government has also announced that it had accepted the Low Pay Commission's (LPC) recommendation to introduce an apprentice minimum wage of £2.50 per hour. The new rate will apply to those apprentices who are under 19 or those that are aged 19 and over but in the first year of their apprenticeship.

URTU General Secretary, Bob Monks, said;
"Since the introduction of the National Minimum Wage, millions of low paid workers across the country have benefited by having their wages increased and the introduction of an apprenticeship rate marks an important extension to minimum wage protection."

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