National Minimum Wage to Increase from 2013

Employers should be aware that the national minimum wage will increase in October 2013.

The Government, acting on recommendations of the Low Pay Commission, confirmed that the national minimum wage is to rise as follows:

  • Adults - by 12p an hour to £6.31 per hour
  • 16-17 year olds - by 4p to £3.72 per hour
  • 18-20 year olds - by 5p to £5.03 per hour
  • Apprentices - by 3p to £2.68 per hour

If you would like to discuss the impact of the National Minimum Wage on your payroll processes, or to learn more about our dedicated outsourced payroll services, you should contact our Director of Payroll Services, Ken Davies by calling: 0151 423 7500 or email

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