This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
From October 2011:
The adult rate will increase by 15p to £6.08 an hour;
The rate for 18-20 year olds will increase by 6p to £4.98 an hour;
The rate for 16-17 year olds will increase by 4p to £3.68 an hour; and
The rate for apprentices will increase by 10p to £2.60 an hour.
The Government is committed to the NMW because of the protection it provides to low paid workers and the incentives it provides to work. More than 890,000 of Britain’s lowest-paid workers will gain from these changes.
Notes to editors:
The Press Notice where the Government accepted the Low Pay Commission’s recommendations can be found here: