National Minimum Wage Rates

national minimum wage

On 1 April 2018, the National Living Wage paid to those who are over 25 increased from £7.50 to £7.83 per hour.

The National Minimum Wage increased as follows:

  • £7.38 for workers aged 21-24;
  • £5.90 for those aged 18-20,
  • £4.20 for workers under 18.

The Government recently “named and shamed” a list of employers who have failed to pay workers the national minimum wage. They include Wagamama, TGI Friday’s, Marriott hotels, and Stoke City FC and Birmingham City FC. 179 employers were named, and the Government has fined them a total of £1.3 million in penalties. Reasons for failing to pay the NMW include failing to pay overtime, for travelling between jobs, and deducting money for uniforms.

If you would like to discuss a National Minimum Wage issue, please get in touch. Our specialist employment law solicitors can be contacted on 0207 956 8699 or