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Minimum wage

National Minimum Wage rates apply to employees up to the age of 22.

National Living Wage (NLW) rates apply to employees 23 and over.

The Apprentice rate applies to apprentices under 19, or 19 and over in the first year of apprenticeship.

Penalties apply to employers who fail to pay minimum wages.

Age NLW 21-24 18-20 16-17 Apprentice
From 1 April 2021 £8.91 £8.36 £6.56 £4.62 £4.30
From 1 April 2020 £8.72 £8.20 £6.45 £4.55 £4.15

Charles Lovell & Co are accountants with offices in Redditch, Worcester & Bromsgrove, who work with a wide range of businesses and individuals from business start ups to international groups in the Worcestershire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands area.