The minimum wage a worker should get depends on their age and if they are an apprentice.
The National Minimum Wage is the minimum pay per hour almost all workers are entitled to. The National Living Wage is higher than the National Minimum Wage - workers get it if they’re over 25 years of age.
It doesn’t matter how small an employer is, they still have to pay the correct minimum wage.
This guide gives you an overview of the minimum wage - it provides a summary of the key elements and explains your main responsibilities as an employer.
Structure your business
Name your business
Register your business
Choose your premises
- How to employ staff for the first time
- National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates
- Carry out pre-employment checks
- Ensure your workers are eligible to work in the UK
- Get employers' liability insurance
- Issue a written statement of employment
- Set up your payroll and register for PAYE with HMRC