The hourly National Minimum Wage rates update each April and apply for anyone who is of school leaving age. You need to be 25 or over to qualify for the National Living Wage.
If you are aged 19 or under, or are over 19 but in the first year of an apprenticeship, you will qualify for the apprentice rate (see table below):
Minimum wage rates 2020
The national minimum wage rates from 1st April 2020 are as follows:
|Age||2019/2020||2020/2021 (Current Rate)|
|25 and over||£8.21||£8.72|
|21 to 25||£7.70||£8.20|