NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES APRIL 2020
It may well have slipped under your radar, with the small matter of a global health and business crisis to contend with, but as of April 2020 there are new rates for the N.M.W
One good question in the current climate is ;
"Do these new rates affect the N.M.W. staff I have had to furlough and should their payment increase accordingly, whilst they are furloughed?"
The answer is no. The new rate is only payable to staff who are actively working from either April 1 2020, or those N.M.W. furloughed staff when they return to work after furlough.
Age 25 and over 21-24 18-20 Under 18 Apprentice
2020 £8.72 £8.20 £6.45 £4.55 £4.15
2019 £8.21 £7.70 £6.15 £4.35 £3.90
Apprentices are entitled to the apprentice rate if they’re either:
• aged under 19
• aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship
An apprentice aged 22 in the first year of their apprenticeship is entitled to a minimum hourly rate of £4.15
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
An apprentice aged 22 who has completed the first year of their apprenticeship is entitled to a minimum hourly rate of £8.20