National Minimum Wage rates

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.

 

                                                               AGE
    25+ 21 to 24 18 to 20   Under 18 Apprentice
FINANCIAL YEAR

2017

£7.50 £7.05 £5.60   £4.05 £3.50

2016

£7.20 £6.70 £5.30   £3.87 £3.30
2015 £6.70 £6.70 £5.30   £3.87 £3.30
2014 £6.50 £6.50 £5.13   £3.79 £2.73
2013 £6.31 £6.31 £5.03   £3.72 £2.68
2012 £6.19 £6.19 £4.98   £3.68 £2.65
2011 £6.08 £6.08 £4.98   £3.68 £2.60
2010 £5.93 £5.93 £4.92   £3.64 £2.50

Employers will get prosecuted if they do not pay their employees the correct wages

Source: HMRC