All workers aged 25 or over and not in the first year of an apprenticeship are legally entitled to at least £7.50 per hour.

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The government has introduced increased National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates of pay.  The new rates apply to most workers[1], including apprentices.

It is against the law for employers not to pay someone NMW or to falsify payment records. Everyone entitled to NMW should receive it and employers need to know their rights, obligations and the consequences of not paying NMW.


The current rate of pay (from 1 April 2017) for workers is:

£7.50 for those aged 25 and over
7.05 for those aged 21 to 24
£5.60 for those aged 18 to 20
£4.05 for those under 18
£3.50 Apprentice [/ezcol_1half_end]



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