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Minimum Wage

2020/21

  • National Minimum Wage rates apply to employees up to the age of 24.
  • National Living Wage (NLW) rates apply to employees 25 and over.
  • The Apprentice rate applies to apprentices under 19, or 19 and over in the first year of apprenticeship.
  • Penalties apply to employers who fail to pay minimum wages.
Age NLW 21-24 18-20 16-17

Apprentice

From 1 April 2020 £8.72 £8.20 £6.45 £4.55 £4.15

2019/20

  • National Minimum Wage rates apply to employees up to the age of 24.
  • National Living Wage (NLW) rates apply to employees 25 and over.
  • The Apprentice rate applies to apprentices under 19, or 19 and over in the first year of apprenticeship.
  • Penalties apply to employers who fail to pay minimum wages.
Age NLW 21-24 18-20 16-17

Apprentice

From 1 April 2019 £8.21 £7.70 £6.15 £4.35 £3.90