Guidance: Calculating the minimum wage

Published 22 April 2013
Last updated 1 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated with new National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates.
  2. Guidance on unpaid work trials added.
  3. Sleep in shifts guidance updated
  4. Edited Section 3 - 'Sleeping - in shifts' on how to calculate minimum wage when staff are permitted to sleep between duties.
  5. Updated with new national minimum wage rates.
  6. Updated with new minimum wage rates.
  7. Updated with new national minimum wage rates.
  8. Added text to page 31 about ‘workplace working’.
  9. Update to example figures given on page 51 of the guidance.
  10. Update to example figures given on page 51 of the guidance.
  11. Updated section 2 of the guidance.
  12. Updated examples of calculations in line with new rates and added information on national living wage.
  13. Examples of calculations updated in line with new rates.
  14. Added a new paragraph called 'Family member exemption' in section 1.
  15. Updated guidance on sleeping between duties.
  16. Updated guidance on calculating the minimum wage for 2014.
  17. Updated Calculating the NMW added
  18. First published.