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National Minimum Wage

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage

The hourly rate for the minimum wage depends on an employee's age and whether they are an apprentice.


Employees must be at least:

Apprentices are entitled to the apprentice rate if they’re either:

Apprentices are entitled to the minimum wage for their age if they:

 

Rates effective from 1st April 2019

These rates are for the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage. The rates change every April:

 

New rates that will be effective from 1st April 2020

 

From 1st April 2020, the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage will increase to:

 

Age 25 and over:                      £8.72 per hour

Age 21 to 24:                            £8.20 per hour

Age 18 to 20:                            £6.45 per hour

Aged under 18:                         £4.55 per hour

An apprentice:                          £4.15 per hour.

 

 

 

 

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