National Minimum Wage October rise

The government has agreed the rise in the national minimum wage recommended by the Low Pay Commission, coming in from 1st October 2014.

The adult rate increase from £6.31 to £6.50 per hour, 18 to 20 year olds get a rise from £5.03 to £5.13 per hour, 16 to 17 year olds go from £3.72 to £3.79 per hour, with the apprentice rate from £2.68 to £2.73 per hour.

Official announcement.