National Minimum Wage

The National Minimum Wage is the minimum entitlement of hourly pay that almost all workers are entitled to by law.

All employers are legally compelled to pay its workers the current National Minimum Wage.

What is the National Minimum Wage?

The minimum wage rate depends on whether you’re an apprentice and/or your age. Below is a table that show the minimum wage for each age category since 2010. Prior to 2010 there was no National Minimum Wage rate for apprentices; the age groups were also different.

 

 

Year

 

Apprentice

 

Under 18

 

18 – 20

 

21 +

 

2013 (current rate)

 

£2.68

 

£3.72

 

£5.03

 

£6.31

 

2012

£2.65

£3.68

£4.98

£6.19

 

2011

£2.60

£3.68

£4.98

£6.08

 

2010

£2.50

£3.64

£4.92

£5.93

 

All workers, including:

  •  full-timepart-time
  • pieceworkers
  • agency workers
  • commission workers
  • casual workers

-must at least receive the National Minimum Wage.

There are no exemptions for employers based on the size of the business, industry, job role or region.

There are some exemptions based on the nature of employment were the worker is not entitled to the National Minimum Wage. These include:

  • company directors
  • self-employed people
  • voluntary workers

 

If you’re in employment one of your basic rights as an employee is the right to the National Minimum Wage. If you believe you are being underpaid speak to one of our employment solicitors. Our Liverpool employment law solicitors are experts in equal pay and wage disputes.

 

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