On 1 October 2011, the National Minimum Wage broke the £6 barrier for the first time.
The Standard Rate (which applies to workers aged 21 and over) rose from £5.93 per hour to £6.08 per hour.
On the same date, the Development Rate (for workers aged 18 to 20 and those aged 21 and over undertaking accredited training in the first six months of their employment) rose from £4.92 per hour to £4.98 per hour.
The Young Worker’s Rate (for workers above compulsory school age but under 18 and not apprenticed) rose from £3.64 per hour to £3.68 per hour.
The Apprenticeship Rate (for apprentices under age 19 or in the first year of their apprenticeship) also increased from £2.50 per hour to £2.60 per hour.