Government confirms minimum wage increases from April
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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