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