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The minimum wage{{}}From 1 October 2015, the national minimum wage rate for those aged 21 or over has increased by 20p to £6.70 per hour. Rates for younger workers and apprentices have also increased with apprentices receiving a 20% rise in the statutory minimum from £2.73 to £3.30 per hour.

The hourly rate for 18-20 year olds has gone up from £5.13 to £5.30 per hour and for 16-17 years olds from £3.79 to £3.87 per hour. Read more about the minimum wage in our set of FAQs.

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Cold calling - know the regulations before you pick up the phone

Distance selling and marketing{{}}The ICO recently fined a company £200,000 for making millions of automated nuisance calls. Pestering customers with repeated unwanted phone calls is an offence under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations. Businesses also have obligations under the Data Protection Act, if they store consumer data.

Know the regulations about cold calls and marketing to businesses and consumers - read our set of FAQs on Distance selling and marketing and Data protection.

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