National Minimum Wage
Updated October 2010
There are new rates for all workers, and there is now a set rate for apprentices.
Workers aged 21 and over - The rate is £5.93 per hour.
Workers aged 18-20 - The rate is £4.92 per hour.
Workers aged 16-17 - The rate is £3.64 per hour.
Apprentices: Minimum wage is £2.50 per hour; this applies to under 19’s and apprentices aged 19 and over but in their first year of their apprenticeship.
The pay and work rights helpline number is 0800 917 2368 and for text, phone 0800 121 4042.