The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2013 have now been approved by Parliament and they will increase the various rates of the national minimum wage from 1 October 2013 as follows:

The standard adult rate for workers aged 21 years and over will increase from £6.19 to £6.31 per hour.

The development rate for workers aged 18 to 20 years inclusive will increase from £4.98 to £5.03 per hour.

The young workers’ rate for workers aged 16 and 17 who have ceased to be of compulsory school age will increase from £3.68 to £3.72 per hour.

The apprentice rate will increase from £2.65 to £2.68 per hour.

The accommodation offset will increase from £4.82 to £4.91 per day.