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Increase in National Minimum Wage Rates

The Government has announced that from October 1st 2009 there will be an increase in the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates. For workers aged 22 and over, the rate will increase from £5.73 to £5.80 an hour; the rate for those aged 18 to 21 will rise from £4.77 to £4.83 and for 16 and 17 year olds the rate will increase from £3.53 an hour to £3.57,  as advised by the Low Pay Commission (LPC) in their 2009 report. The Government also accepted an LPC proposal that the adult …

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