National Minimum Wage: Rates over the years

National Minimum Wage

National minimum wage rates are updated every October.

NB - the rates are dependent upon age, with a special rate for apprentices.

The current rates from 1 October 2016 are:

For the rates of earlier years back to 1999 go to the Low Pay Commission website.

National Living Wage

The national living wage rates are updated every April.

The current rate from 1 April 2016 for those ages 25 and over is £7.20 an hour

Updated 3 October 2016
Last reviewed 3 October 2016