What is the current rate for the national minimum wage?

Workers aged 25 and over are entitled to £7.20 per hour (the national living wage rate). Workers aged 21 or over but under 25 are entitled to £6.95 per hour. Workers aged 18 or over but under 21 are entitled to £5.55 per hour. Workers under 18 who are no longer of compulsory school age are entitled to £4.00 per hour. Apprentices who are aged under 19 or in the first 12 months of the apprenticeship are entitled to £3.40 per hour. These rates are effective for pay reference periods starting on or after 1 October 2016.

The rate of £7.20 for workers aged 25 and over (the national living wage) was introduced on 1 April 2016.