Employment changes with effect from 1 October 2010

New rates of National Minimum Wage, due to come into force on 1st October 2010, originally announced in March 2010, have been confirmed as follows:

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