National Minimum Wage increases from April 2019

National Minimum Wage Communication

As you may or may not know, every April a new financial year starts in the UK, and with it comes several updates in taxes, contributions, allowances, so on…
The National Minimum Wage (NMW), the minimum hourly rate that almost all workers in UK are entitled to, is part of these updates too. That means that if you are an employer, by the law, from 01st April 2019 you must pay all employees the new national minimum/living wage rate.
The National Minimum/Living Wage rate per hour depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice – you must be at least school leaving age to get it. You can check the numbers in place from April 2018 and the update from April 2019 below:

Year 25 and over 21 to 24 18 to 20 Under 18   *Apprentice
April 2018 (current) £7.83 £7.38 £5.90 £4.20          £3.70
April 2019 £8.21 £7.70 £6.15 £4.35         £3.90

*This rate is for apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. All other apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Wage for their age.
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