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National Minimum Wage Rate Increases & Agency Workers Regulations

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

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/Employees/TheNationalMinimumWage/DG_10027201

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.

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Nl1/Newsroom/DG_199272

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