Change in minimum wage rate

The main national minimum wage rate for adults aged 22 years and over has increased from £5.35 to £5.52. There has also been a rise in the rate for 18-to-21 year olds from £4.45 to £4.60 and for 16 to 17 year olds from £3.30 to £3.40. The new rates came into effect from 1 October.