National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage - rates and overview



The minimum wage a worker should get depends on their age and if they are an apprentice.

The National Minimum Wage is the minimum pay per hour almost all workers are entitled to. The National Living Wage is higher than the National Minimum Wage - workers get it if they're aged 23 years or above.

It doesn't matter how small an employer is, they still have to pay the correct minimum wage.

This guide gives you an overview of the minimum wage - it provides a summary of the key elements and explains your main responsibilities as an employer.

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