The hourly rate for the minimum wage depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice.

You must be at least:

  • school leaving age to get the National Minimum Wage
  • aged 23 to get the National Living Wage – the minimum wage will still apply for workers aged 22 and under

These rates are for the National Living Wage (for those aged 23 and over) and the National Minimum Wage (for those of at least school leaving age). The rates change on 1 April every year.

23 and over21 to 2218 to 20Under 18Apprentice
April 2023 (current rate)£10.42£10.18£7.49£5.28£5.28

From 1 April 2024, workers aged 21 and over will be entitled to the National Living Wage.

21 and over18 to 20Under 18Apprentice
April 2024£11.44£8.60 £6.40 £6.40 

Further information on National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage is available https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

About Eirlys Jones

Eirlys is the Commercial Director at North Wales Tourism and can be contacted at eirlys.jones@gonorthwales.org.uk or connect with her on LinkedIn you can also follow her on Twitter @EirlysJones5