national minimum and living wage
What is the minimum wage?
The Government set a minimum amount workers must get paid on average for the hours they work.
This is called the National Minimum Wage (NMW) or the National Living Wage (NLW) if you’re aged 25 or over.
The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is the minimum pay per hour most workers under the age of 25 are entitled to by law.
The government's National Living Wage (NLW) is the minimum pay per hour most workers aged 25 and over are entitled to by law.
The rate will depend on a worker's age and if they are an apprentice.
HMRC (HM Revenue & Customs) can take employers to court for not paying the NMW/NLW.
With effect from April 2020 the National Living/Minimum Wage will increase as below: