National Minimum Wage Rate Increases effective 1 October 2011
- Workers aged 21 and over will increase to £6.08
- Workers aged 18-20 rate will increase to £4.98
- Workers aged 16-17 rate will increase to £3.68
- Apprentices under 19 or 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship will increase to £2.60
Agency Workers Regulations effective 1 October 2011
This gives agency workers the entitlement to the same basic employment and working conditions as if they had been recruited directly, if and when they complete a qualifying period of 12 weeks in the same job. The rights to access to facilities and information on job vacancies will apply from day one of an assignment.