The hourly rate for the minimum wage depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice. You must be at least:

  • School leaving age to get the National Minimum Wage
  • aged 25 to get the National Living Wage – the minimum wage will still apply for workers aged 24 and under.

Current rates:
These rates are for the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage from 1 April 2016.

25 and over 21 to 24 18-20 Under 18 Apprentice
£7.20 £6.70 £5.30 £3.87 £3.30

National Minimum Wage rates change every October. National Living Wage rates change every April.

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