What is the National Minimum Wage?

Updated on 12 February 2019


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.