Increases in minimum wage rates take effect on 1 April 2020

Significant increases in minimum wage rates will take effect on 1 April 2020.

On that date, the National Living Wage (the rate for workers aged over 25 years) increases by 6.2%. According to the Government this equates to an annual pay rise of up to £930 for a full time worker.

From 1 April 2020, the new hourly rates for the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage are::

  • £8.72 for workers over 25 years old
  • £8.20 for 21-24 year olds
  • £6.45 for 18-20 year olds
  • 4.55 for under 18s
  • £4.15 (rate for apprentices under 19 and those 19 and over in their first year of an apprenticeship)

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