National Minimum Wage Increase on 1st October 2013

Employers should be aware that from 1st October 2013 the national minimum wage will increase as follows:

  • From £6.19 to £6.31 an hour for workers aged 21 and over
  • From £4.98 to £5.03 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20
  • From £3.68 to £3.72 an hour for workers aged 16 to 17
  • From £2.65 to £2.68 an hour for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over who are in their first year of apprenticeship

Who is Entitled to the National Minimum Wage?

Most workers in the UK are entitled to National Minimum Wage but there are some groups who are not Minimum Wageentitled and include:

  • Self-employed people
  • Volunteers
  • Voluntary workers
  • Company directors

What about Part-timers?

It makes no difference to a worker’s entitlement to the National Minimum Wage whether they work for you full time or part time, or whether they are an agency worker, a temporary or casual worker, a piece worker or a home worker.

For More Information:

If you would like more information about how you must change your pay structures on 1st October 2013 please contact Joanne Nieman or Ken Davies in our Payroll Team today:

Tel:       0151 423 7500

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