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national minimum wage

The least which you must be paid an hour.

As of 1 October 2009 this is 5.80 for adults, 4.83 for younger workers (18-21, and some trainees), and 3.57 for 16-17 year olds.

You can check whether you're entitled to the National Minimum Wage, at which rate, and how much you can expect with our minimum wage calculator.