The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is the minimum pay per hour most workers in the UK are entitled to by law. The rate varies depending on your age and whether you’re an apprentice.
Most workers who are 25 or older must be paid at least the National Living Wage (NLW), which is the highest rate of the National Minimum Wage.
The National Minimum Wage rates for 2020/21 are as follows:-
Age 25 and over – £8.72
21 – 24 – £8.20
18-20 – £6.45
Under 18 – £4.55
Apprentice* – £4.15
*If under 19 or in first year of apprenticeship (otherwise refer to wage bands).
The 6.2% rise is double the rate of average annual wage growth and also more than twice the current rate of inflation.