The following National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates will come into effect on 1 October 2014:
- adult rate: increase by 19p to £6.50 an hour;
- 18-20 year olds: increase by 10p to £5.13 an hour;
- 16-17 year olds: increase by 7p to £3.79 an hour; and
- apprentice rate: increase by 5p to £2.73 an hour.
This is the first time in six years that the adult rate rise will be higher than inflation.