The rates of national minimum wage applicable to pay reference periods starting on or after 1 October 2013 will be as follows:
• the main adult rate (for workers 21 and over) will increase by 12p to £6.31 an hour (currently £6.19 an hour)
• the rate for 18-20 year olds will increase by 5p to £5.03 an hour (currently £4.98)
• the rate for 16-17 year olds will increase by 4p to £3.72 an hour (currently £3.68)
• the rate for apprentices will increase by 3p to £2.68 an hour (currently £2.65).
From the same date, the accommodation offset will increase from the current £4.82 to £4.91.