HMRC: National Minimum Wage Toolkit for Employers

National Minimum Wage (apprentices and their employers) – stakeholder toolkit

All apprentices in the UK are entitled to be paid at least the National Minimum Wage. However, it is estimated that as many as a quarter of apprentices are underpaid.

HMRC is currently carrying out communications activities to ensure apprentices know what they’re entitled to and what they can do if they think they’re not paid correctly.

We also want to help employers get the minimum wage right and know that help and support is available.

We would like to ask for your support to help us reach apprentices and their employers.

We have produced an online stakeholder toolkit available from GOV.UK which includes:

  • suggested social media posts and images
  • short blogs
  • a myth buster
  • a few illustrative wage calculations
  • useful links to further information sources

We would like to ask you to use this material and share these important messages with apprentices and their employers via your own channels, including your social media platforms. The messages can be personalised as necessary.

We will be posting messages on our own social media platforms including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter over the coming weeks. Feel free to check in and share and/or like posts.

Here’s the first one, which links to the GOV.UK Check Your Pay Campaign – a good source of information for apprentices, employers and the wider workforce too.

We very much appreciate any support you can give us on this important issue to make sure apprentices and the wider workforce get what they’re legally entitled to, and also support employers to get the minimum wage right.

Please feel free to contact HMRC via email at nmw.contact@hmrc.gov.uk if you have any questions about how to use the stakeholder toolkit.