The National Minimum Wage is the minimum pay per hour almost all workersare entitled to by law. Use the National Minimum Wage calculator to check if you’re paying a worker the National Minimum Wage or if you owe them payments from past years.
The rates below apply from 1 April 2017.
|Category of worker||Hourly rate|
|Aged 25 and above (national living wage rate)||£7.50|
|Aged 21 to 24 inclusive||£7.05|
|Aged 18 to 20 inclusive||£5.60|
|Aged under 18 (but above compulsory school leaving age)||£4.05|
|Apprentices aged under 19||£3.50|
|Apprentices aged 19 and over, but in the first year of their apprenticeship||£3.50|