National Minimum Wage rates 2009

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The new rates of minimum wage will apply from 1 October 2009. These show a small increase from the 2008 rates, the increases having been proposed while the rate of inflation was considerably higher than now.

The new rates and rates of increase are :

  • Full rate (age 22 and over) - new rate £5.80 per hour; old rate £5.73 per hour; increase 1.2%
  • 18 - 21 rate - new rate £4.83 per hour; old rate £4.77 per hour; increase 1.25%
  • Youth rate - new rate £3.57 per hour; old rate £3.53 per hour; increase 1.1%

Help on the minimum wage is available from the HMRC website which has a dedicated National Minimum Wage area.

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Rebecca Benneyworth
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22nd Sep 2009 16:41

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Business' struggling, minimum wage rising, I feel this is relevant to particular Business' whom pay by 'the hour' in sectors such as manufacturing and logistics who it is fair to say are struggling the most?? Harsh decision, I appreciate there are the positives also. 

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