The National Minimum Wage is due to rise again this year, but what exactly is the new minimum wage going to be for the different age groups?
The government has announced that it will increase the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates from 1 April 2020 as follows:
- The National Living Wage rate will increase 6.2% from £8.21 to £8.72 per hour for adults aged 25 and over.
- The National Minimum Wage rate will increase 6.5% from £7.70 to £8.20 per hour for adults aged 21 to 24.
- For workers aged between 18 – 20, the National Minimum Wage will increase 4.9% from £6.15 to £6.45 per hour.
- For younger workers aged under 18, the National Minimum Wage will increase 4.6% from £4.35 to £4.55 per hour.
- For those on Apprenticeships aged 18 and under/aged 19 and over but in their first year of apprenticeship, the National Minimum Wage rate will increase 6.4% from £3.90 to £4.15 per hour.