National Minimum Wage entitlement

What is the minimum wage

The government sets a minimum amount workers must get paid on average for the hours they work. This is called the National Minimum Wage (NMW) or the National Living Wage (NLW) if you’re aged 25 or over.

    Current rates for the minimum wage

    The minimum wage rate varies depending on your age and whether you are an apprentice.

    Wage bandRates from 1 April 2019
    25 and over£8.21
    21 to 24£7.70
    18 to 20£6.15
    Under 18£4.35
    Apprentice£3.90

    Previous rates

    Wage bandRates from April 2018 - March 2019
    25 and over£7.83
    21 to 24£7.38
    18 to 20£5.90
    Under 18£4.20
    Apprentice£3.70

    See more previous minimum wage rates on GOV.UK.

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