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The National Minimum Wage (NMW)

The National Minimum Wage is the minimum pay per hour almost all workers are entitled to by law. It doesn’t matter how small an employer is, they still have to pay the minimum wage. The minimum wage rate depends on a worker’s age and if they’re an apprentice.

 

It is a criminal offence for employers not to pay someone the National Minimum Wage or to falsify payment records.

 

Who gets the minimum wage?

Workers must be at least school leaving age (last Friday in June of the school year they turn 16) to get the National Minimum Wage. They must be 25 or over to get the National Living Wage.

Contracts for payments below the minimum wage are not legally binding. The worker is still entitled to the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage.

Workers are also entitled to the correct minimum wage if they’re:

part-time

casual labourers, for example someone hired for one day

agency workers

workers and homeworkers paid by the number of items they make

apprentices

trainees, workers on probation

disabled workers

agricultural workers

foreign workers

seafarers

offshore workers

Apprentices

Apprentices are entitled to the apprentice rate if they’re either:

under 19

19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship

Apprentices over 19 who have completed the first year of their apprenticeship are entitled to the correct minimum wage for their age.

Not entitled to the minimum wage

The following types of workers aren’t entitled to the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage:

self-employed people running their own business

company directors

volunteers or voluntary workers

workers on a government employment programme, such as the Work Programme

members of the armed forces

family members of the employer living in the employer’s home

non-family members living in the employer’s home who share in the work and leisure activities, are treated as one of the family and aren’t charged for meals or accommodation, for example au pairs

workers younger than school leaving age (usually 16)

higher and further education students on a work placement up to 1 year

workers on government pre-apprenticeships schemes

people on the following European Union programmes: Leonardo da Vinci, Youth in Action, Erasmus, Comenius

people working on a Jobcentre Plus Work trial for 6 weeks

share fishermen

prisoners

people living and working in a religious community

Work experience and internships

You won’t get the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage if you’re:

a student doing work experience as part of a higher or further education course

of compulsory school age

a volunteer or doing voluntary work

on a government or European programme

work shadowing

Voluntary work

You’re classed as doing voluntary work if you can only get certain limited benefits (for example reasonable travel or lunch expenses) and you’re working for a:

charity

voluntary organisation or associated fund-raising body

statutory body

Contact the Acas helpline to find out if you should be getting the minimum wage.

What are the current minimum wage rates?

The National Minimum Wage rate per hour depends on a workers age and whether they are an apprentice - they must be at least school leaving age to get it.

From 1st of April 2017

25 and over = £7.50 per hour

21 to 24 = £7.05 per hour

18 to 20 = £5.60 per hour

Under 18 = £4.05 per hour

Apprentice = £3.50 per hour

Current October 2016

25 and over = £7.20 per hour

21 to 24 = £6.95 per hour

18 to 20 = £5.55 per hour

Under 18 = £4.00 per hour

Apprentice = £3.40 per hour

 

For more information on the National Minimum Wage visit gov.uk

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