There are currently three different national minimum wage (NMW) rates, which are usually updated in October each year. The rates that apply from 1st October 2009 are as follows:

  • for workers aged 22 years or more - £5.80 per hour
  • for workers aged 18 to 21 inclusive - £4.83 per hour
  • for workers aged under 18 - £3.57 per hour

Further details can be found at the Gov.uk website click here