All employers need to pay their employees at least the National Minimum Wage (NMW). The NMW is due to increase on 1st April 2018. This guide will cover, who should be paid it, how much it is, and what to pay Apprentices.
Workers must be at least school leaving age to get the NMW. They will be entitled to the NMW for their age bracket if they are:
Remember – It is a criminal offence not to pay someone the NMW or to fake payment records. If HMRC find out that an employer is not paying the correct rates, there can be a fine, the Company can be named and shamed by the Government, and they will be ordered to pay the employee what is owed to them.
Apprentices are entitled to Apprentice Rate if they are either:
Apprentices over 19, who have completed the first year of their apprenticeship are entitled to the NMW for their age.
|April 2017 (current)||£3.50|
This will depend on the employee’s age. The table below shows how much you will need to pay your employees from 1st April 2018.
|18 – 20||£5.90|
|21 – 24||£7.38|
|25 and over||£7.83|
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