how old to work in uk
Answered 9 October 2017
Answered 28 November 2017
Lower minimum wage for younger workers
The minimum wage received by workers in the United Kingdom is based on how old they are. Workers aged between 18 and 20 years old had a minimum wage of 6.15 British pounds in 2019, while workers under the age of 18 can expect to earn a minimum wage of just 4.35 British pound in 2019.
In 2020 the the national minimum wage for adults over the age of 25 in the United Kingdom will rise to 8.72. This marked an increase of 1.62 British pounds since 2016, when the minimum wage for this age group was introduced. As of 2020, there are five minimum wage categories, four of which are based on age and one for apprentice workers.
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