National Minimum Wage from 1 October 2014

The national minimum wage will increase on 1 October 2014.

The national minimum wage rate per hour depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice.  The rates from 1 October 2014 are outlined below:

  • £6.50 – 21 and over
  • £5.13 – 18 to 20
  • £3.79 – under 18 but above school leaving age
  • £2.73 - This rate is for apprentices under 19 or those in the first year of their apprenticeship.

These rates are usually updated annually in October. Further information on the national minimum wage can be found at:


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