National Minimum Wage Changes 2

Please note the following Important Changes to the National Minimum Wage.

Current rates to 31st March 2018

  • £7.83 per hour for ages 25 and over.
  • £7.38 per hour for ages 21 to 24.
  • £5.90 per hour for ages 18 to 20.
  • £4.20 per hour for school leaving age to 17.
  • £3.70 per hour for apprentices

New rates from 1st April 2019

  • £8.21 per hour for ages 25 and over.
  • £7.70 per hour for ages 21 to 24.
  • £6.15 per hour for ages 18 to 20.
  • £4.35 per hour for school leaving age to 17.
  • £3.90 per hour for apprentices.

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

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

About the Author: Mark Woffenden

Mark Woffenden is a Director at Lucy Walker Recruitment and has an extensive knowledge of the issues and workings of the West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester Commercial markets developed over the last 20 years in the Industry