The Government has approved a rise in the National Minimum Wage rate which will come into effect on 1 October 2014. The new rates are as follows:

Year 21 + over 18-20 Under 18 Apprentice
From 1 October 2014 £6.50 £5.13 £3.79 £2.73
Current rate – 2013 £6.31 £5.03 £3.72 £2.68