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National minimum wage rates October 2011

The national minimum wage (NMW) increases annually in October.  These are the new rates:

For workers aged 21 years (22 up to 30/9/10) and older

·         £6.08 per hour from 1/10/11 to 30/09/12

·         (£5.93 per hour from 1/10/10 to 30/09/11)

Additional rates for

·         workers aged 18–20 years inclusive (18–21 up to 30/09/10)

·         workers aged 21 years (22 up to 30/09/10) and above, starting a new job with a new employer and doing accredited training (a course approved by the UK Government to obtain a vocational qualification).

·         £4.98 per hour from 1/10/11 to 30/09/12

·         (£4.92 per hour from 1/10/10 to 30/09/11)