News Release issued by
the COI News Distribution Service on 30 September 2011
From Saturday 1
October 2011 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) will rise in
accordance with the recommendations set out by the Low Pay
Commission last April.
From October 2011: The adult rate will increase by 15p to £6.08
an hour; The rate for 18-20 year olds will increase by 6p to £4.98
an hour; The rate for 16-17 year olds will increase by 4p to £3.68
an hour; and The rate for apprentices will increase by 10p to
£2.60 an hour.
The Government is committed to the NMW because of the protection
it provides to low paid workers and the incentives it provides to
work. More than 890,000 of Britain’s lowest-paid workers will gain
from these changes.
Notes to editors:
1. The Press Notice where the Government accepted the Low Pay
Commission’s recommendations can be found here:
2. BIS's online newsroom contains the latest press
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http://www.bis.gov.uk/newsroom for more information.
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