Are you under 21?

If you are a worker aged under 21, you are legally entitled to at least the National Minimum Wage rate relevant to your age group.

Date21+18-20Under 18
Old Rate – Up Until 31 March 2024£10.18£7.49£5.28
New Rate – From 1 April 2024 £11.44£8.60£6.40

It is illegal for your employer to pay you less than the National Minimum Wage, so check your pay and talk to your manager to make sure you’re getting the pay rate increase you are entitled to. 

  • The minimum wage law applies to all parts of the UK.
  • No employer is exempt from paying their workers the statutory minimum wage.

Check our apprenticeship page for further information.

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.