United Kingdom Minimum Hourly Wage  2005-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

UK's National Minimum Wage increased to £7.50 per hour in April 2017 from £7.20 in 2016. From this month, all workers aged 25 and over are legally entitled to at least £7.20 per hour. Also, the minimum wage for workers aged 21 to 24 is £7.05 per hour; from 18 to 20 is £5.60 per hour; and for those under 18 it is £4.05 per hour. Minimum Wages in the United Kingdom averaged 6.14 GBP/Hour from 2005 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 7.50 GBP/Hour in 2017 and a record low of 5.05 GBP/Hour in 2005.

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United Kingdom Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.30 4.30 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 30877.00 30923.00 30974.00 23187.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 806.10 804.10 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8541.00 8547.00 8583.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 23517.00 23557.00 23596.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 75.00 75.10 75.30 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change 1.10 2.60 142.80 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 78.40 78.60 78.80 74.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.20 1.20 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.80 11.80 22.30 9.70 percent [+]
Labour Costs 104.90 104.20 104.90 20.80 Index Points [+]
Productivity 100.80 99.90 100.80 43.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 780.00 783.00 783.00 432.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 509.00 507.00 509.00 300.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 2.20 2.30 6.60 -2.60 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 590.00 589.00 590.00 356.00 GBP/Week [+]
Minimum Wages 7.50 7.20 7.50 5.05 GBP/Hour [+]
Population 65.81 65.38 65.81 52.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 63.50 63.00 63.50 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 1280.00 1220.00 1280.00 1170.00 GBP/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 970.00 920.00 970.00 840.00 GBP/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2210.00 2110.00 2210.00 2110.00 GBP/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1330.00 1280.00 1330.00 1220.00 GBP/Month [+]
Average Weekly Hours 32.10 32.20 33.50 31.30 Hours [+]
Employment Change 0.40 0.40 0.80 -0.90 percent [+]


United Kingdom Minimum Hourly Wage

This page provides - United Kingdom Minimum Wages - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Minimum Hourly Wage - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.50 7.20 7.50 5.05 2005 - 2017 GBP/Hour Yearly




minimum wages by Country
Country Last
Australia 694.90 Jul/17
Brazil 937.00 Oct/17
Canada 11.40 Jan/17
China 2300.00 Apr/17
France 1480.27 Jun/17
Germany 8.84 Jan/17
Indonesia 3.35 Jan/17
Japan 823.00 Dec/17
Mexico 80.04 Oct/17
Netherlands 1551.60 Jun/17
Russia 7500.00 Jan/17
South Korea 6470.00 Jan/17
Spain 825.65 Jun/17
Turkey 1777.50 Jan/17
United Kingdom 7.50 Apr/17
United States 7.25 Dec/17