National Minimum Wage

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Since 1st April 2016 NMW has been increased per hour.The National Minimum Wage rate per hour depends on your age and whether you are an Apprentice – you must be at least school leaving age to get it.

Under 18 - £3.87

18 - 20 - £5.30

21 - 24 - £6.70

25 and over - £7.20

Apprentice* - £3.30

*All Trainee Apprentices who are under the age of 19 who are in the first year of their Apprenticeship, are entitled to the Apprentice rate of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) of £3.30 per hour.

Trainee Apprentices will continue to be entitled to the appropriate age rate of the NMW when they are aged 19 or over and have completed the first year of their Apprenticeship. From 1st. April 2016.