New national minimum wage rates: October 2012

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The national minimum wage rates which will apply from 1 October 2012 are as follows:

  • The standard adult rate (workers aged 21 and over) will rise to £6.19 per hour (up 1.8% from £6.08).
  • The development rate (workers aged between 18 and 20) will remain at £4.98 per hour.
  • The young workers rate (workers aged under 18 but above the compulsory school age who are not apprentices) will remain at £3.68 per hour.
  • The rate for apprentices will rise to £2.65 per hour (up 1.9% from £2.60).
  • The accommodation offset will rise to £4.82 per day (up 1.9% from £4.73).