What is the UK Minimum wage for 18 year olds?

The National Minimum Wage for 18-year-olds in the UK is currently £6.83.

The current minimum wage for anyone aged 18 years old is £6.83 per hour. This will increase to £7.49 from April 1st 2023.

The minimum wage is exactly that, it's the minimum you should be getting paid. However, there are lots of employers who pay 18-year-olds the same as those over 23 (also known as the National Living Wage)

Employers such as Wagamama, Caffè Nero & Bluebird Care all pay 18-year-olds the same as those over 23.

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*Data used in this blog post is from 10th January 2023

Published on 10 January 2023