National Minimum Wage
The annual rise of the National Minimum Wage rate took effect from 1 October, at the following new rates:
l £5.73 per hour for workers aged 22 years and over
l £4.77 per hour for workers aged 18-21 inclusive
l £3.53 per hour for all workers under the age of 18 who are no longer of compulsory school age (this is calculated at the last Friday of June of the school year in which the person’s 16th birthday occurs)
If accommodation is provided to the worker, there is an offset to the National Minimum Wage rates of £4.46 for each day the accommodation is provided.