National minimum wage rise takes effect
Business news 01 Oct 2013
The main rate of the national minimum wage (NMW) has risen to £6.31, with effect from 1 October.
The new rate represents an increase of 12p an hour for adults. Meanwhile, the NMW rate for 18 to 20 year olds has also risen, to £5.03 an hour, and 16 to 17 year olds are now entitled to £3.72 an hour.
However, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) believes that the latest rise in the NMW is not sufficient, and has called for bolder increases in the future.
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