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With a few exceptions, all workers in the UK aged 16 or over are legally entitled to be paid a minimum amount per hour, regardless of the kind of work they do or the size and type of company. Note: The rate is reviewed every year, and any increases take place in October. National Minimum Wage for 2014/15 Rates from October 2014 are: Aged 21 and over – £6.50 per hour to be increased to £6.70 on the 1st October 2015 Aged 18 to 20 – £5.13 per hour to be increased to £5.30 on the 1st October 2015