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National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates

In April 2020 the National & Living wage our due to increase. The hourly rate for the minimum wage depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice.

You must be at least:

  • school leaving age to get the National Minimum Wage
  • aged 25 to get the National Living Wage – the minimum wage will still apply for workers aged 24 and under

These rates are for the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage up to 31st March 2020. The rates change on 1st April 2020.

Year 25 & over 21 to 24 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice
April 2019 (current rate) £8.21 £7.70 £6.15 £4.35 £3.90
April 2020 £8.72 £8.20 £6.45 £4.55 £4.15

Apprentices

  • Apprentices are entitled to the apprentice rate if they’re either:
    aged under 19
  • aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship
For example

An apprentice aged 22 in the first year of their apprenticeship is entitled to a minimum hourly rate of £3.90.

  • Apprentices are entitled to the minimum wage for their age if they both:
    are aged 19 or over
  • have completed the first year of their apprenticeship
Example

An apprentice aged 22 who has completed the first year of their apprenticeship is entitled to a minimum hourly rate of £7.70.

Haines Watts

Stay ahead of all the changes in payroll by letting Haines Watts do your payroll. Its easy – you just have to provide us with the hours or salary for staff and we will ensure your payroll is run on time and accurately taking  in to account any changes in payroll or filing deadlines.

Give us a call now to see how we can take the stress out of payroll for you, leaving you to focus on managing and running your business.

Call us now on 01493 800 800 to find out more.

 

Want to know more? Call us on 01493 800 800 or email greatyarmouth@hwca.com

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