Minimum Wage

  • 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
  • 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 2019£8.21£7.70£6.15£4.35£3.90