National minimum wage rises today

The national minimum wage rose by 7p to £5.80 an hour starting today (1 October 2009).

Workers aged 22 and over will receive a minimum of £5.80 per hour; up from the previous £5.73 national minimum wage.

The rate for 18 to 21-year-olds will also increase to £4.83 from £4.77.

Minimum wage for 16 to 17-year-olds will increase by 4p to £3.57 an hour.

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