Increase of national minimum wage to £5.93 per hour

Implementation date: 1 October 2010

The main rate of the national minimum wage rises from £5.80 per hour to £5.93 per hour and the development rate from £4.83 per hour to £4.92 per hour. The rate for workers aged 16 to 17 years increases from £3.57 to £3.64 per hour. The main rate will apply to 21-year-old workers. An apprentice rate of £2.50 per hour will apply to apprentices who are under 19 or those who are aged 19 and over but in the first year of their apprenticeship. The per day value of the accommodation offset increases from £4.51 to £4.61. The Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.