National Minimum Wage

The National Minimum Wage is changing from 1 October 2013.

 

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.


New (hourly) rates from 1 October 2013

  • 21 and over  - £6.31
  • 18 - 20  - £5.03
  • Under 18  - £3.72 
  • Apprentice (under 19)  - £2.68

 

HMRC enforces the national minimum wage. If HMRC finds you have underpaid the national minimum wage it will issue a notice of underpayment. This will show the arrears you must pay to your workers and the penalty you must pay to HMRC.