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What is the national minimum wage?

Updated on 14 July 2020


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.

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

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

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