Minimum Wage increase announced for Oct 2011

The Government has announced that the National Minimum Wage for adults 21 or over will increase on 1st October 2011 from £5.93 to £6.08 per hour. This equates to an increase of 15p (an increase of 2.5%).

Vince Cable (the Business Secretary) commented that more than 890,000 of Britain’s lowest-paid workers will gain from these changes, that they are appropriate and reflect the current economic uncertainty whilst at the same time seeking to protect the lowest-paid workers in the UK.

Additionally, the minimum wage for 18 to 20 year olds will increase by 6p to £4.98 an hour. The rate for 16 to 17 year olds will rise by 4p to £3.68 an hour, while for apprentices it will go up by 10p to £2.60 an hour.

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Steve Young is the Managing Partner of Downtown Recruitment who are based in Thame, Oxfordshire. Downtown Recruitment provide a wide variety of temporary and permanent staff to the local area covering a wide range of disciplines across the commercial and industrial sectors. View Downtown Recruitment's main website
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