Changes to the national minimum wage

The national minimum wage is the minimum pay per hour almost all employees are entitled to by law. From 1 October 2014, these minimum wage rates are increasing.

Age group

Current Rate

Rate from 1 October 2014

21 and over

£6.31

£6.50

18 to 20

£5.03

£5.13

16 and 17

£3.72

£3.79

Apprentices

£2.65

£2.73