National Minimum Wage – new rates
The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations SI 2013/1975 came into effect on 1 October 2013. The regulations increased the hourly rate of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) as follows:
- For adults aged 21 years and older the NMW has risen to £6.31 (a rise of 12p).
- The rate for apprentices under the age of 19 or in the first year of their apprenticeship increased to £2.68 (a rise of 3p).
- The rates for 18-20 year olds increased to £5.03 (a rise of 5p) and
- The rate for workers above the school leaving age but under 18 increased to £3.72 (a rise of 4p).
The maximum daily amount for living accommodation, which counts towards pay for NMW purposes (the accommodation offset), has increased to £4.91 (a rise of 9p).