Minimum Wage

  • National Minimum Wage rates apply to employees up to the age of 22.
  • National Living Wage (NLW) rates apply to employees 23 and over.
  • The Apprentice rate applies to apprentices under 19, or 19 and over in the first year of apprenticeship.
  • Penalties apply to employers who fail to pay minimum wages.
AgeNLW21-2218-2016-17

Apprentice

From 1 April 2021£8.91£8.36£6.56£4.62£4.30
  • National Minimum Wage rates apply to employees up to the age of 24.
  • National Living Wage (NLW) rates apply to employees 25 and over.
  • The Apprentice rate applies to apprentices under 19, or 19 and over in the first year of apprenticeship.
  • Penalties apply to employers who fail to pay minimum wages.
AgeNLW21-2418-2016-17

Apprentice

From 1 April 2020£8.72£8.20£6.45£4.55£4.15