Crackdown on National Minimum Wage payments as rates rise again
The National Minimum Wage (NMW) will rise again in October 2013 when both the adult and apprenticeship rates will increase. The government accepted the Low Pay Commission’s (LPC’s) recommendations for increasing the adult and youth NMW rates. However, in respect of the apprentice rate, the government rejected the LPC’s suggestion that this should be frozen and has instead decided to increase it. The apprenticeship rate applies to apprentices under 19 or over 19 and in the first year of their apprenticeship.
From 1 October 2013:
- the adult rate (21 year olds and over) will increase by 12p to £6.31 an hour
- the rate for 18-20 year olds will increase by 5p to £5.03 an hour
- the rate for 16-17 year olds will increase by 4p to £3.72 an hour
- the apprenticeship rate will increase by 3p to £2.68 an hour
- the accommodation offset increases from the current £4.82 to £4.91…
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