Government ministers have accepted the Low Pay Commission’s recommendation that the rate for 16-17 year olds should remain at £3.68 an hour, and that the rate for 18-20 year olds should remain at £4.98 an hour.
However, from the first pay period on or after 1 October 2012 the adult rate will increase by 11p (1.8%) to £6.19 an hour and the apprentice rate will increase by 5p (1.9%) to £2.65 an hour. The accommodation offset will increase by 9p to £4.82 a day
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