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Is an employer at liberty to determine its own levels of pay?
Who is eligible for the national minimum wage?
What is the current rate for the national minimum wage?
How should employers calculate the amount payable under the national minimum wage?
Workers aged 21 and over are entitled to be paid at the main rate of the national minimum wage (before 1 October 2010, a worker had to be 22 to qualify for this rate).
Workers aged 18 to 20 are entitled to be paid at the development rate. There is a separate rate for workers who are under 18 but older than compulsory school age. From 1 October 2010, there is also a separate rate applicable to apprentices.
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