The Government has announced that the National Minimum Wage rates will only increase for adults and apprentices on 1 October 2012.
Adult rate will rise by 11p to £6.19 per hour
18 to 20-year-olds rate will remain at £4.98 per hour
16 to 17-year-olds rate will remain at £3.68 per hour
Apprentices’ rate will rise by 5p to £2.65 per hour.