The hourly rate for the minimum wage depends on age and whether the individual is employed as an apprentice. These rates change every April.
The employee must be of school leaving age to receive the national minimum wage, and aged 25 to get the national living wage.
|Year||25 and over||21 to 24||18 to 20||Under 18||Apprentice|
|April 2018 (current rate)||£7.83||£7.38||£5.90||£4.20||£3.70|