National Minimum Wage

Nearly all workers in the UK are entitled to be paid at least the National Minimum Wage

Current National Minumum Wage and National Living Wage

In April 2016 National Living Wage (NLW) was introduced to sit alongside the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

The current rates for the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage as at 1st April 2016  are as follows:

·         £7.20 per hour – the NLW for workers aged 25 and over

·         £6.70 per hour – the NMW for workers aged 21 -24

·         £5.30 per hour – for workers aged 18 -20

·         £3.87 per hour – for workers aged 16/17

·         £3.30 per hour – for apprentices under 19 or 19 and over if in the first year of apprenticeship

The National Minimum Wage is due to increase in October 2016 and the National Living Wage in April 2017.

For further information on the NMW and NLW please visit the DirectGov website.