New National Minimum Wage Rates from April 2019

National Minimum Wage rates come into effect this week among a number of other key legal changes on a range of employee issues that have recently come into force, all of which will have practical implications for organisations of all sizes.  Contact us to be added to our mailing list for future Employment updates.

PreviousCurrent – effective 1   April 2019
Workers aged 25 and over (the National Living Wage)£7.50£8.21
Workers aged 21 to 24 inclusive£7.05£7.70
Workers aged 18 to 20 inclusive£5.60£6.15
Workers aged under 18 who are no longer of compulsory school age£4.05£4.35
Apprentices aged under 19, or aged 19 and over but in the first year of his or her apprenticeship£3.50£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
Accommodation offset£7.00 per day£7.00 per day