The statutory instrument containing this year's increase to the minimum wage has been laid before parliament (see bulletin dated 25th February 2005 when the increases were announced).
The changes, which take effect on 1st October 2005, are:
- for adult workers, from £4.85 to £5.05ph
- for younger workers (18-21), from £4.10 to £4.25
- the accommodation allowance increases from £3.75 to £3.90 per day/