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What is the minimum wage for young workers?
As of 1 April 2017, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for workers aged between 18 and 20 is £5.60 per hour. 16 and 17-year-olds are entitled to at least £4.05 per hour. Apprentices under the age of 19 (or over the age of 19 but in the first year of their apprenticeship) are entitled to £3.50 per hour.
National minimum wage rates are adjusted each year. Under the age of 16, there is no minimum wage protection.