National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage Increases

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is the minimum pay per hour most workers under the age of 25 are entitled to by law.

The government’s National Living Wage (NLW) is the minimum pay per hour most workers aged 25 and over are entitled to by law.

The rate will depend on a worker’s age and if they are an apprentice.

Current rates

  • £7.83 per hour for ages 25 and over.
  • £7.38 per hour for ages 21 to 24.
  • £5.90 per hour for ages 18 to 20.
  • £4.20 per hour for school leaving age to 17.
  • £3.70 per hour for apprentices.

New rates from 1st April 2019

  • £8.21 per hour for ages 25 and over.
  • £7.70 per hour for ages 21 to 24.
  • £6.15 per hour for ages 18 to 20.
  • £4.35 per hour for school leaving age to 17.
  • £3.90 per hour for apprentices.