23rd September 2010

INFORMATION
UPDATE

 Issue No.  2010/24

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  NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE - REMINDER

 
The new National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates come into effect from 1st October 2010.  The rates will be as follows:
 
Key Note:- Apart from the increased rates, the age at which the top rate applies will decrease from 22 to 21 years old.
 
Rates:

 
Age Band
Hourly Rate
New:                           
aged 21 and above      
£5.93
Previous:
aged 22 and above
£5.80
                                   
New:
aged 18 to 20 (inc)
£4.92
Previous:                     
aged 18 to 21 (inc)
£4.83
                       
New:   
aged 16 and 17
£3.64
Previous:                     
aged 16 and 17
£3.57

Training Rate:
(Paid for the first 6 months of employment to those aged 22 and over and for whom you are providing accredited training) 

New:   
£4.92
Previous:
£4.83

Apprentices:  
 
With effect from 1st October 2010, Apprentices pay will be regulated for the first time.  The new Apprenticeship rate will apply to those: 
  • under the age of 19; or
  • aged 19 and above but still in their first year of training.
The New Hourly Rate is £2.50.

 

 

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