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The government has accepted the increases in the national minimum wage proposed by the Low Pay Commission. From 1 October 2015 the rates are:

  • the adult rate of the national minimum wage be increased by 3%, or 20 pence, to £6.70 an hour, from 1 October 2015.
  • an increase of 3.3% in the youth development rate to £5.30 an hour;
  • an increase of 2.2% in the 16 to 17 year-old rate to £3.87 an hour
  • the accommodation offset be increased by 3.5%, to £5.08 a day.