National Minimum Wage Rates - April 2020

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On 31st December 2019, the Government published thw National Living Wage and National Wage: Government response to the Low Pay Commission’s Autumn 2019 recommendations.  The Government has accepted the Commission’s recommendations for the national minimum wage rates to apply from 1st April 2020.

Subject to parliamentary approval, the rates will be as follows:

  • For workers ages 25 or over, the rate will increase to £8.72 per hour (the national living wage)
  • For workers aged at least 21 but under 25, the rate will increase to £8.20 per hour
  • For workers aged at least 18 but under 21, the rate will increase to £6.45 per hour
  • For workers aged under 18 who are no longer of compulsory school age, with apprentices excepted the rate will increase to £4.55 per hour
  • For apprentices aged under 19 and apprentices ages 19 or over but in the first year of their apprenticeship, the rate will increase to £4.15 per hour