The UK government approved a revision in the Hourly National Minimum Wage Rate to GBP5.80, which would take effect from October, a report by the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform said Tuesday.

About one million persons would benefit from the wage rise in October, which was approved by the Independent Low Pay Commission. Based on the new minimum wage, workers in the age group of 22 and above would receive a hike in wages to GBP5.8 an hour from the GBP5.73 an hour they are receiving now. For the 18 to 21 year olds, the wage would rise to GBP4.83 from GBP4.77, and for 16 and 17 year olds, the wages would go up to GBP3.57 an hour from GBP3.53.

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