The National Minimum Wage is the minimum pay per hour almost all workers are entitled to by law.
It doesn’t matter how small an employer is, they still have to pay the minimum wage.
The minimum wage rate depends on a worker’s age and if they’re an apprentice.
Use the National Minimum Wage calculator to check if the minimum wage has been paid.
Workers can check if:
- they’re getting the minimum wage
- an employer owes them payments from past jobs
Employers can check if:
- they’re paying the minimum wage
- they owe a worker payments from past jobs
There is also guidance on working out the minimum wage for different types of work.
Call the Pay and Work Rights Helpline for advice about the National Minimum Wage.