Minimum Hourly Rates
The National Living Wage applies to workers aged 25 and over. Various rates of the National Minimum Wage apply to workers aged between
21-24 years old, between 18 and 20, under 18, and for apprentices. The national minimum wage applies to virtually all workers whether full-time or part-time, temporary or casual. These rates are reviewed annually in April each year.
Agricultural workers covered by agricultural wages laws are entitled to the Agricultural Minimum Wage rather than the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage. No agricultural worker can be paid less than the National Minimum Wage. Some agricultural workers must be paid more than the National Minimum Wage because there is a higher Agricultural Minimum Wage rate.
The current rates and additional information can be found through NI Direct.