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National Minimum Wage 2013

Employment solicitor Aaron Lyons outlines the annual increases to the National Minimum Wage on 1st October 2013.

The National Minimum Wage is due for its annual increase on 1st October 2013.

  • Pay for workers aged 21 and above will increase from £6.19 to £6.31 per hour;
  • the rate paid to workers aged between 18 and 20 will increase from £4.98 to £5.03 per hour;
  • the rate paid to workers aged below 18 will increase from £3.68 to £3.72 per hour;
  • qualifying apprentices who are within the first 12 months of their apprenticeship and who are under 19 years of age, will receive a national minimum wage of £2.68 per hour.

The special provisions of the National Minimum Wage Act relating to agricultural wages disappear on 1 October 2013 as well.  That means employees in the Agricultural sector will need to be paid the National Minimum Wage in line with the standard provisions set out above from 1 October 2013 onwards.

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Published: Wednesday 11th September 2013
Categorised: Employment

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