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



In general you must pay people who work for you at least the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage if they are a worker for minimum wage purposes.

From 1 April 2024, the minimum wage rates will increase and the National Living Wage will be extended to workers aged 21 years old and above. For further information, see minimum wage rates increase from 1 April 2024.

They will not be entitled to the minimum wage if they are not a worker or they are excluded from minimum wage entitlement.

This guide describes the groups of people who are not entitled to the minimum wage.