The following rates will come into effect on 1 October 2013:
- the adult rate will increase by 12p to £6.31 an hour
- the rate for 18-20 year olds will increase by 5p to £5.03 an hour
- the rate for 16-17 year olds will increase by 4p to £3.72 an hour
- the apprentice rate will increase by 3p to £2.68 an hour.
- the accommodation offset increases from the current £4.82 to £4.91
The apprentice rate applies to apprentices under 19 or over 19 and in the first year of their apprenticeship.