Employers must pay a minimum wage to their employees whether they work full time or part time, or are temporary or permanent. The minimum hourly rate that workers must be paid at depends on their age. Those aged 21 to 24 are entitled to the adult rate, while reduced rates apply to young people aged 18 to 20 and (where applicable) to those who are under 18. There is also an apprentice rate for apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 and over who are in the first year of their apprenticeship.
Workers aged 25 and over are entitled to receive the National Living Wage. This is set at a higher rate than the adult National Minimum Wage rate.
Your records must show that you pay at least the National Minimum Wage or the National Living Wage to any of your employees who are entitled to it.
Information about the National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage, including details of the current rates, is available on the Gov.uk website.