Synopsis: New limits from 1 October 2014

Date posted: Friday, October 17, 2014

The national minimum wage (NMW) is the minimum amount defined by law that an employer must pay their workers. Rates are fixed from 1 October 2014 as follows:

  • The adult (‘main’) rate rises from £6.31 per hour to £6.50 per hour for workers aged 21 years and over.
  • The development rate increases from at £5.03 per hour to £5.13 for workers aged 18 to 20 years inclusive.
  • The rate for workers under age 18 increases from £3.72 per hour to £3.79 per hour.
  • The rate paid to apprentices within the first 12 months of their employment or who are under the age of 19 increases from £2.68 per hour to £2.73 per hour.


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