Minimum Wage

From 1 April 2018 the minimum rates of pay will be:

  • National Living Wage (25 years old and over) - £7.83 per hour
  • £7.38 per hour - 21-24 yrs old
  • £5.90 per hour 18 - 20 yrs old
  • £4.20 per hour - 16-17 yrs old
  • £3.70 for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over who are in the first year of apprenticeship.

 The rates will change every April .


National minimum wage - who must be paid the national minimum wage


see at National Minimum Wage 

Agricultural Wage Rates

These rates are established by the Agricultural Wages Board which was constituted in 1977 and meets each year to review rates of pay and other conditions for agricultural workers. They are reviewed annually.

Agricultural Wages Board Agricultural Wages Board

Telephone Enquiry Point

The Agency’s Enquiry Point is available to employers, employees, trade unions and others. Enquiry Point advisors provide information and advice on a wide range of employment matters. The Enquiry Point is also an important contact point for identifying circumstances, or clients, who would benefit from being referred to other Agency services.

The Enquiry Point provides clear, confidential, independent and impartial advice to assist the caller in resolving issues in the workplace.

While the advisors cannot provide a legal opinion they can help callers gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities as well as identifying possible options to help resolve their issues.

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