The National Minimum Wage is a legal right which covers almost all workers above compulsory school leaving age.
|2016 rates||From April 2017|
|Age 16 and 17||£4.00 per hour||£4.05 per hour|
|Age 18-20||£5.55 per hour||£5.60 per hour|
|Age 21-24||£6.95 per hour||£7.05 per hour|
|Age 25+||£7.20 per hour||£7.50 per hour|
|Apprenticeship rate||£3.40 per hour||£3.50 per hour|
The Apprenticeship rate is for apprentices under the age of 19 or in their first year of an Apprenticeship. Apprentices aged 19 or over who have completed their first year get the rate that applies to their age.
You must be at least the minimum school leaving age to get the National Minimum Wage.
The National Living Wage
The National Minimum Wage for workers aged 25+ is known as the National Living Wage. From April 2017, employers must pay workers aged 25 and over a minimum of £7.50 per hour.
For more information, visit the GOV.UK website.