The Government has announced that the minimum wage is to rise by 20 pence an hour from October.
The change will see the minimum wage go up to £6.70 from its current level of £6.50.
More than one million people across the UK are set to benefit from the three per cent increase.
Minimum wages for 18 to 20-year-olds will also go up by three per cent from October, from £5.13 to £5.30, and by two per cent for 16 and 17-year-olds, taking the rate to £3.87
Apprentices will see the biggest boost, with a 20 per cent rise to £3.30 an hour.
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