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National Minimum Wage - Change of Rates from 1 October 2014
New National Minimum Wage rates from 1 October 2014
·Workers aged 21 and over - £6.70 per hour
·Workers aged 18-20 - £5.30 per hour
·Workers aged 16 &17 - £3.87 per hour
A revised minimum wage of £3.30 per hour for apprentices who are either under 19 or 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship.
The accommodation offset of the minimum wage will also increase from 1st October 2013 to £5.35 per day or the maximum of £37.45 per week. This is the amount that an employer can deduct from an employee's wages if they are providing 'live-in' accommodation to that employee.
Further information on all aspects of the National Minimum Wage can be obtained by contacting the NMW Information line on 0800 917 2368 or at www.nidirect.gov.uk