UK National Minimum Wage 2012

The United Kingdom Minimum Wage Rates:

2012 from 1 October – £ 6.19 per hour (£ 235.22 per 38 hour week)

Hourly Minimum Rates
£ 6.19 Adult aged 21 and over
£ 4.98 18-20 year olds
£ 3.68 16-17 year olds
£ 2.65 apprentices under 19 or those in their first year

2011 from 1 October – £ 6.08 per hour (£ 231.04 per 38 hour week)

Hourly Minimum Rates
£ 6.08 Adult aged 21 and over
£ 4.98 18-20 year olds (Youth Development Rate)
£ 3.68 16-17 year olds

2010 from 1 October – £ 5.93 per hour (£ 225.34 per 38 hour week)

Hourly Minimum Rates
£ 5.93 Adult aged 21 and over
£ 4.92 18-20 year olds (Youth Development Rate)
£ 3.64 16-17 year olds

2009 from 1 October – £ 5.80 per hour (£ 220.40 per 38 hour week)

Hourly Minimum Rates
£ 5.80 Adult aged 21 and over
£ 4.83 18-20 year olds
£ 3.57 16-17 year olds

In private sector organisations, nearly 6% of jobs are minimum wage ones, but only 1% of jobs in the public sector organisations are.

Nearly 10% of jobs in companies with under 10 employees are paid at the minimum wage compared with around 3% in the 250 plus employee sector.

Historical UK Minimum Wage rates:

Year Beginning Adult 21+ 18-20 16-17 Apprentice
October 2012 £6.19 £4.98 £3.68 £2.65
October 2011 £6.08 £4.98 £3.68 £2.60
October 2010 £5.93 £4.92 £3.64 £2.50
Year Beginning Adult 22+ 18-21 16-17 Apprentice
October 2009 £5.80 £4.83 £3.57
October 2008 £5.73 £4.77 £3.53
October 2007 £5.52 £4.60 £3.40
October 2006 £5.35 £4.45 £3.30
October 2005 £5.05 £4.25 £3.00
October 2004 £4.85 £4.10 £3.00
October 2003 £4.50 £3.80
October 2002 £4.20 £3.60
October 2001 £4.10 £3.50
October 2000 £3.70 £3.20
April 1999 £3.60 £3.00

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