Are you 21 or over?

If you’re a worker aged 21 or over, and not in your first year of an apprenticeship, you are legally entitled to at least the National Living Wage.

If you are in an apprenticeship, check our apprenticeship page for further information.

As of 1 April 2024, this is £11.44 per hour. 

  • Old rate up until 31 March 2024: £10.42
  • New rate from 1 April 2024: £11.44

​Previously, the National Living Wage was only available for those aged 23 and over.

No employer is exempt from paying their workers the statutory minimum wage.

It is illegal for your employer to pay you below the National Living Wage, so check your pay and talk to your manager to make sure you’re getting the wages you are entitled to. 

You can also find out if you are being paid correctly by using the National Minimum Wage and Living Wage calculator below.

Acas Helpline

Acas is an independent public body that provides free and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives.

Call the Acas helpline if you would like confidential advice on your pay and rights at work. 

Find out how to report this to HMRC.

This only takes 5 minutes, and you can anonymously report your employer, even if you no longer work for them. Your details will not be shared with your employer.