Rise in National Minimum Wage!
Today coincides with the rise of the National Minimum Wage! The new rates for all age groups are as follows:
- For workers aged 21 and over the main rate is £6.19, an 11p rise from £6.08
- For workers aged between 18 and 20 the rate remains the same at £4.98
- For workers aged between 16 and 17, above school leaving age but under 18, the rate hasn’t changed from £3.68
- For apprentices under the age of 19 or 19 and in the first year of their apprenticeship, the new rate is £2.65, a rise of 5p from last years £2.60