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Minimum wage increases 20p to £6.70

A 20p increase in the national minimum wage has come into effect today, bringing the new adult rate up to £6.70 an hour.

The statutory rate for 18 to 20-year-olds has also risen, from £5.13 to £5.30. Pay for under-18s is up 8p to £3.87, and the apprenticeship rate is up 57p to £3.30.

In March the government formally accepted the recommended pay rates, advised by the Low Pay Commission in February.

The above-inflation hike, which will apply to all adults, the equivalent of 1.4 million workers aged 21 and over, represents a 3% increase on the current level.

The new rates come ahead of the planned national living wage of £7.20 an hour for over-25s from next April.

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