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Increase in minimum wage



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The government has confirmed that the minimum wage will increase by 11p to £6.19 per hour from October for workers aged 21 or over. The remaining rates for those aged under 21 will stay the same. Here are the rates in full from October 2012:

  • The rate for 21-year-olds and above will increase to £6.19 per hour
  • The rate for 18 to 20-year-olds will remain at £4.98 per hour
  • The rate for 16 and 17-year-olds will remain at £3.68 per hour
  • The rate for apprentices will also rise by 5p to £2.65 per hour
These rates are seen as fair and reflect the right balance between pay and jobs.

What do the forums regulars think? Do you pay above or below the minimum wage for employees? Do you see your business taking on employees this year?

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