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Don’t get caught out. Employers need to get ready for the increase in the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) on 1 April 2020.

The new rates of NMW/NLW need to be applied on the first pay reference period on are after 1 April 2020.

The new rates are per hour:
 
  • 25 and over - £8.72
  • 21-24 - £8.20
  • 18-20 - £6.45
  • Under 18 - £4.55
  • Apprentice rate - £4.15

Apprentices

Apprentices are entitled to the apprentice rate if they’re either:

  • aged under 19
  • aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship.

Example: An apprentice aged 22 in the first year of their apprenticeship is entitled to a minimum hourly rate of £4.15.

Apprentices are entitled to the minimum wage for their age if they both:

  • are aged 19 or over
  • have completed the first year of their apprenticeship.

Accommodation

The daily accommodation offset rate will increase to £8.20 per day or £57.40 weekly.

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National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates

Watch out for the latest webinars on the new rates and common errors coming soon:

The National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates Help & Support