Minimum Wages

The National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage

The National Minimum Wage rate per hour depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice - you must be at least school leaving age to get it.

Period

25 and over

21 to 24

18 to 20

Under 18

Apprentice

From 04/17 £7.50 £7.05 £5.60 £4.05 £3.50
10/16 to 03/17 £7.20 £6.95 £5.55 £4.00 £3.40
04/16 to 09/16 £7.20 £6.70 £5.30 £3.87 £3.30

Year

21 and over

18 to 20

Under 18

Apprentice*

2015 £6.70 £5.30 £3.87 £3.30
2014 £6.50 £5.13 £3.79 £3.73
2013 £6.31 £5.03 £4.92 £2.68
2012 £6.19 £4.98 £3.68 £2.65
2011 £6.08 £4.98 £3.68 £2.60
2010 £5.93 £4.92 £3.64 £2.50

*This rate is for apprentices under 19 or those in their first year. If you’re 19 or over and past your first year you get the rate that applies to your age

The detail above is from here: https://­www.­gov.­uk/­national-minimum-wage-rates