National Minimum Wage rates apply to employees up to the age of 20 (22 before 1 April 20204).

National Living Wage (NLW) rates apply to employees 21 and over (23 and over before 1 April 204).

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 21-22 18-20 16-17 Apprentice
From 1 April 2024 £11.44 n/a £8.60 £6.40 £6.40
From 1 April 2023 £10.42 £10.18 £7.49 £5.28 £5.28