National Minimum Wage

REC members are reminded that the National Minimum Wage will be going up on Friday 1st October.

From this date, the hourly rate of pay for workers aged 21 and over will rise from £5.80 to £5.93. For those aged between 18 and 20, the rise will be to £4.92 from £4.83 while younger workers aged 16 and 17 will see their rates go up to £3.64 from £3.57.

This year also sees the introduction of a new NMW for apprentices which has been set at £2.50 and will apply to apprentices under the age of 19, or those aged 19 and over who are in the first year of their apprenticeship. Also, the accommodation offset amount will rise to £4.61.

News Story from REC on the 30/09/10.