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National Minimum Wage Requirements

The National Minimum Wage rate per hour depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice – you must be at least school leaving age to get it.

Year21 and Over18 - 20Under 18Apprentice
2013 (from 1 October)£6.31£5.03£3.72£2.68
2012 (current rate)£6.19£4.98£3.68£2.65
2011£6.08£4.98£3.68£2.60
2010£5.93£4.92£3.64£2.50