New National Minimum Wage limits come into force today.
New National Minimum Wage rates from 1 October 2008
· Workers aged 22 and over – £5.73 per hour
· Workers aged 18-21 – £4.77 per hour
· Workers aged 16-17 – £3.53 per hour
· Accommodation offset – £4.46 per day (£31.22 per week)
For free confidential advice about the National Minimum Wage call the National Minimum Wage Helpline on 0845 6000 678. This is also the number to ring if you think you are being underpaid and wish to make a complaint. All complaints about underpayment of the National Minimum Wage are treated in the strictest confidence and callers may remain anonymous if they wish to do so.