The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates from 1 October 2012 are as follows:
- the adult minimum wage rate will increase from £6.08 to £6.19 an hour
- the rate for 18 – 20 year olds will remain at £4.98 an hour
- the rate for 16 -17 year olds will remain at £3.68 an hour and
- the apprentice rate will increase from £2.60 to £2.65 an hour.
HMRC are able to charge penalties to those employers found to be in breach of the NMW rules. Details of the calculation of arrears and potential penalties can be found on the BIS website.
If you have any queries on the NMW please do get in touch.