What is the national minimum wage?

Updated on 3 November 2019

Migrants

Under UK law, employees and ‘workers’ are entitled to certain rights, including a minimum wage: either the national minimum wage (NMW) or national living wage (NLW). This includes full and part-time employees, agency workers, migrant workers and casual workers, but not self-employed individuals.

You do not need to be UK resident; what matters is your employment status.

You can find more information about the NMW and NLW in the employment section.