The National Minimum Wage rates are increasing from 1 October 2013. They will be:
• Apprentice rates: £2.68 per hour. * But see note below.
• Under 18s: £3.72 per hour.
• 18 to 20 years: £5.03 per hour.
• Age 21 years and over: £6.31 per hour.
*This is the rate for apprentices under 19 years old or in their first year. Those 19 years or over and past the first year of apprenticeship should be paid at the rate applicable to their age.