What is the current National minimum wage?

The National Minimum wage is updated each year in April. It is also subject to the employee’s age and employment status.

The current National Minimum Wage rates are as follows

Employees aged 16-17 £4.55 per hour
Employees aged 18-20 £6.45 per hour
Employees aged 21-24 £8.20 per hour

If your employee is aged 25 and over then the National Living Wage applies, this is currently £8.72 per hour.

If your employee is an apprentice either under the age of 19 or in the first year of their apprenticeship then the National Minimum Wage is £4.15 per hour.

Also an Accommodation Offset can be applied if you provide housing as part of the job, the current rate is £8.20 per day

Filled Under: Pay Posted on: 5th May 2020

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