The new minimum wage came into effect today, raising the pay for 21 year olds and over to £6.50. This increases the annual wage for a worker on a 40 hour week to £13,500.

There has also been an increase for Apprentices, Under 18’s and 18 to 20 year old. The table below shows the previous and new minimum wages for each group.

 

Year 21 and over 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice*
2014 (current rate) £6.50 £5.13 £3.79 £2.73
2013 £6.31 £5.03 £3.72 £2.68
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