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The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is a minimum amount per hour that most workers in the UK (entitle) (1 p.) to be paid. If you (pay) (1 p.) below the NMW you can contact the Pay and Work Rights helpline for confidential help. The minimum wage usually (differ) (1 p.) from the lowest wage which (determine) (1 p.) by the forces of supply and demand in a free market. In the UK the different levels of NMW (depend) (1 p.) on your age. The current rates (from 1 April 2019) (amount) (1 p.) to:

• £8.21 - the main rate for workers aged 25 and over
• £7.70 - the rate for workers aged 21-24
• £6.15 - the rate for workers aged 18-20
• £4.35 - the rate for workers aged under 18.

You can always check current rates on www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates .

If you are of compulsory school age you (not/entitle) (1 p.) to the NMW. Some of your other employment rights are also different.

In 2019 the minimum wage in Poland (calculate) (1 p.) at the level of PLN 14.70 gross per hour and PLN 2,250 per month.