Anyone who is defined as a Worker (including Employees and Agency Workers) are entitled to the UK Minimum Wage. The Government will increase the minimum wage from 1st October 2011, so be sure you’re getting paid the right amount!
From 1st October 2011 the following changes apply to the UK National Minimum Wage:
- The main rate for workers aged 21 and over from 1 October rises to £6.08 (currently £5.93).
- The development rate for 18-20 year olds rises to £4.98 per hour from 1 October (currently £4.92)
- The development rate for 16-17 years olds from 1 October rises to £3.68 per hour (currently £3.64)
- Apprentices under 19 (or in their first 12 months of an Apprenticeship) are to be paid a minimum of £2.60 (currently £2.50 per hour).
For more information see our Guide to the Minimum wage.