Just a reminder. The National Minimum Wage has increased this month. The minimum wage rates are reviewed annually by the Low Pay Commission. From 1st October 2011 the following rates apply:
– the rate for workers aged 21 and over increases to £6.08 per hour.

– the 18-20 rate increases to £4.98 per hour.
– the rate for workers above school leaving age but under 18 increases to £3.68 per hour.
– finally the apprentice rate, for those under 19 or 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship increases to £2.60 per hour.