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HMRC internal manual

National Minimum Wage Manual

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).