National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage - who is not entitled to it

Members of the armed forces and the minimum wage


The minimum wage does not apply to members of the armed forces, including reservists. This does not affect a reservist's entitlement to the minimum wage outside of their reservist activity. For example, if they have another job as a fire-fighter unrelated to their activities as a reservist they are entitled to the minimum wage for their work as a fire-fighter.

Civilians who are working for an association of reservists, or civilians working for the Ministry of Defence must be paid at least the minimum wage.

Cadet Force Adult Volunteers

People who assist in the activities of the cadet forces as Cadet Force Adult Volunteers do not qualify for the minimum wage for their work in this capacity.