The National Minimum Wage is changing from 1 October 2013.
The National Minimum Wage rate per hour depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice - you must be at least school leaving age to get it.
New (hourly) rates from 1 October 2013
- 21 and over - £6.31
- 18 - 20 - £5.03
- Under 18 - £3.72
- Apprentice (under 19) - £2.68
HMRC enforces the national minimum wage. If HMRC finds you have underpaid the national minimum wage it will issue a notice of underpayment. This will show the arrears you must pay to your workers and the penalty you must pay to HMRC.