The current NMW rates are as follows:
|Age||21 and over||18-20||16 and 17|
|From 1 October 2010||£5.93||£4.92||£3.64|
An apprentice rate of £2.50 applies to apprentices under 19, or those 19 and over in the first year of apprenticeship.
The Government has launched a new scheme to expose publicly employers who deliberately pay their staff less than the NMW. Under the scheme, which came into effect on 1 January 2011, defaulting employers may have their breaches publicised by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.