The hourly rate for the minimum wage depends on your age and whether you’re an Apprentice.

You must be at least:

  • School leaving age to get the National Minimum Wage
  • Aged 25 or over to get the National Living Wage – the minimum wage will still apply for workers aged 24 and under

The rates for the National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage change every April. From April 2020, the National Apprenticeship wage will rise from £3.90 to £4.15 per hour.

Apprentices are entitled to this rate if they are:

  • Aged under 19
  • Aged 19 or over and are in the first year of their Apprenticeship

Once completed their first year and if 19 or over they are then entitled to the minimum hourly rate of the National Minimum Wage for their age.

To find out the new rates for the National Minimum Wage for the under 18’s, 18 to 20s, 21-24’s and 25+ see the below.

Full list of new rates (per hour) as of April 2020:

Apprentice
Previously £3.90 to £4.15

Under 18 employees
Previously £4.35 to £4.55

18 to 20 employees
Previously £6.15 to £6.45

21 to 24 employees
Previously £7.70 to £8.20

25 and over employees
Previously £8.21 to £8.72

For more information look on the GOV website:www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates