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What is the national minimum hourly rate?

(9 Posts)
collision Mon 01-Aug-05 16:00:06

.....and are you entitled to any benefits or anything if you are on the minimum hourly rate?

Janh Mon 01-Aug-05 16:04:29

It's £5.10 I think, collision - not sure what you mean by benefits?

Janh Mon 01-Aug-05 16:07:06

Oops, no, it's less than that - £4.85 atm:

The adult rate of the minimum wage (for workers aged 22 and over) will increase from its present hourly rate of £4.85 to £5.05 in October 2005, and to £5.35 in October 2006. The 2006 increase is subject to confirmation by the Commission in February 2006, to check that the economic conditions continue to make it appropriate.


collision Mon 01-Aug-05 21:11:03

Thanks JanH......knew you would know!

Just wondered about Tax credits and child benefit etc for when we move back to the UK. (So not 'benefits' as such!)

jane313 Mon 01-Aug-05 21:14:59

child benfits are universal so doesn;t matter how much you are piad. Chitld tax credit kicks in if your joint wages are less than about 50,000 a year. There is also working tax credit whcih you get if you earn a lot less than that. I'll look it up as I'm bored at work

jane313 Mon 01-Aug-05 21:27:23

here is some info


collision Mon 01-Aug-05 21:44:59

Thanks Jane! Very helpful.

fqueenzebra Tue 02-Aug-05 13:06:12

going up to £5.10/hr in October, though (says she who has to do a wage review for the preschool staff as a result)

fqueenzebra Tue 02-Aug-05 13:09:28

oops! I was wrong, it's going up to £5.05/hr for over 21s . Glad i checked...

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