Tomorrow (1 April 2020) the National Minimum and National Living Wage rates will increase. The rates increase every April and the current and new rates are set out below.

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
April 2020 £8.72 £8.20 £6.45 £4.55 £4.15

A new rate will apply to the next pay reference period that begins on or after the date that:

  • a rate increase begins
  • an employee reaches a new age bracket.

For example: an employee paid on the 20th of each month will start to receive the new rate of minimum wage from 21 April onwards.

The new minimum wage will be automatically applied to all hourly employees in the next pay period after the rate increase begins. Please take care to ensure that all monthly and salaried employees meet the minimum wage requirement. For more details or any queries please contact our Payroll team