From April 2020 the National Minimum Wage will once again be increased, as per the below figures:
|Year||25 and over||21 to 24||18 to 20||Under 18||Apprentice|
|April 2019 (current rate)||£8.21||£7.70||£6.15||£4.35||£3.90|
Apprentices are entitled to the minimum wage for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed the first year of their apprenticeships.
This pay rise means that low- paid workers will receive a 6.2% pay rise to £8.72, being the biggest cash increase ever, benefiting nearly 3 million workers. Younger workers are getting an increase of between 4.6%- 6.5%, with 21-24 year olds seeing the biggest increase of 6.5%.
For further guidance on the National Minimum Wage, or for any other Payroll queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your usual Whiting and Partners representative or call your local office to speak to our knowledgeable team of professionals.