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 23 to get the National Living Wage (from April 2021 – previously aged 25) – the minimum wage will still apply for workers aged 22 and under.
These rates are for the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage. The rates change every April.
|Year||23 and over||21 to 22||18 to 20||16 to 17||Apprentice|
|April 2020||£8.72 (25 and over)||£8.20 (21 to 24)||£6.45||£4.55||£4.15|
Apprentices are entitled to the apprentice rate if they’re either:
- aged under 19
- or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship.