What does National Minimum Wage mean?

The national minimum wage is the minimum pay per hour an employee should receive depending on their age. Please note you must be at least a school leaver to be entitled to the national minimum wage. The national minimum wage rate is reviewed annually by the Low Pay Commission.

What is going up?

From the 1st of April 2017 people aged over the age of 25 will now receive £7.50 per hour compared to £7.20 in the previous year. This rise will not affect people under 25 years of age.

What category do you fall into?

£7.50 per hour – 25 years old and over £7.05 per hour – 21-24 years old £5.60 per hour – 18-20 years old £4.05 per hour – 16-17 years old £3.50 for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over who are in the first year of apprenticeship.


Make sure you are aware of these important changes.

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