National Minimum Wage

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is the minimum pay per hour most workers are entitled to by law. The rate will depend on a worker's age and if they are an apprentice.

NB - the National Living Wage was introduced on 1 April 2016 for all working people aged 25 and over. The current National Minimum Wage for those under the age of 25 still applies.

Latest updates

New regulations (24 July 2020): National Minimum Wage (Offshore Employment) (Amendment) Order 2020 (SI.No.779/2020) - New regulations issued in relation to narrowing the scope of exceptions to applicability of National Minimum Wage Act 1998 for people working offshore >>> More NMW regulations

New regulations (26 March 2020): National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.338/2020) and National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.339/2020) - New regulations issued in relation to National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates and pay calculation rules from April 2020 >>> More NMW regulations