National minimum wage increases to £6.19 per hour

Implementation date: 1 October 2012

The main rate of the national minimum wage rises from £6.08 to £6.19 per hour. The youth rate and the rate for workers aged 16 to 17 stay the same. The apprentice rate increases from £2.60 to £2.65 per hour, and the accommodation offset increases from £4.73 to £4.82 per day. The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/2397) can be viewed on the UK legislation website.