The National Minimum Wage is due to increase from 1 October 2010 as follows:
For workers aged 21 and over: the rate will increase to £5.93 from £5.80;
For workers aged 18-20: the rate will increase to £4.92 from £4.83;
For workers aged 16 and 17: the rate will increase to £3.64 from £3.57.
There will also be the introduction of a National Minimum Wage for apprentices of £2.50. This will be applicable to apprentices under the age of 19, or apprentices aged 19 and over who are in the first year of their apprenticeship.
The accommodation off-set amount will increase to £4.61 per day.