National Minimum Wage
As from 1 October 2014, the national minimum wage (NMW) is due to increase to:
- £3.79 for workers aged under 18 but above the compulsory school leaving age and who are not apprentices; and
- £2.73 for apprentices aged under 19 or over 19 but in the first year of their apprenticeship.
- £5.13 for workers aged between 18 and 20;
- £6.50 for workers aged over 21;
To ensure that there are no unintentional breaches of the national minimum wage legislation employers are advised to make the increases at the same time.