Government confirms minimum wage increases from April


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Posted on 02 Jan 2020

The Government has confirmed minimum wage rates will increase from April 2020.  

The new rates will be:

  • National Living Wage for workers aged 25 and over: £8.72 per hour (up from £8.21)
  • National Minimum Wage for 21-24 year-olds: £8.20 per hour (up from £7.70)
  • National Minimum Wage for 18-20 year-olds: £6.45 per hour (up from £6.15)
  • National Minimum Wage for 16-17 year-olds: £4.55 per hour (up from £4.35)
  • The apprentice rate for those aged under 19 or in the first year of an apprenticeship: £4.15 per hour (up from £3.90)

Confirmation came in the Government’s response to the Low Pay Commission's recommendations. The new rates are subject to Parliamentary approval. 

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