Beta This part of GOV.UK is being rebuilt – find out what this means

HMRC internal manual

National Minimum Wage Manual

From
HM Revenue & Customs
Updated
, see all updates

Specific occupations & special groups: Crown employment

Relevant legislation

The legislation that applies to this page is as follows:

  • National Minimum Wage Act 1998, section 36 & 37(2)

Workers engaged in Crown employment, except for the armed forces (NMWM06040), are entitled to the national minimum wage in the normal way.

National minimum wage legislation defines Crown employment as:

  • Employment under or for the purposes of a government department (such as a worker of HM Revenue & Customs), or
  • Any officer or body exercising functions on behalf of the Crown conferred by statutory provision (such as a worker of the Low Pay Commission).