What is the national minimum wage in 2013?

As of the 1st October 2013, the Government is changing the National Minimum Wage rate.

Depending on your age and whether you’re an apprentice (you must be at least school leaving age), you can expect to earn the following..

Year21 and over18 to 20Under 18Apprentice*
2013 (from 1 October)£6.31£5.03£3.72£2.68
2012 (current rate)£6.19£4.98£3.68£2.65
2011£6.08£4.98£3.68£2.60
2010£5.93£4.92£3.64£2.50


*This rate is for apprentices under 19 or those in their first year. If you’re 19 or over and past your first year you get the rate that applies to your age..


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