Did you know National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates are changing from 1 April 2019?

March 22nd, 2019     Business news

National Living Wage

The national living wage that applies to workers aged 25 and older, will increase from £7.83 to £8.21 on 1 April 2019. The national minimum wage still applies for workers aged 24 and under.

What is the rate of National Minimum Wage from 1 April 2019?

  • Workers aged 21 to 24 – £7.70 (previously £7.38)
  • Workers aged 18 to 20 – £6.15 (previously £5.90)
  • Young workers aged under 19, but above compulsory school age who are not apprentices – £4.35 (previously £4.20)
  • Apprentice rate – £3.90 (previously £3.70) – Apprentices are entitled to the apprentice rate if they are either; aged under 19 or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship. After their first year they will be entitled to the national minimum wage for their age.

Who is covered by National Minimum Wage?

The national minimum wage applies to all workers under 25, with certain exceptions such as:

  • Those under the age of 16
  • Those who are genuinely self employed
  • Family members working in the family business
  • People working and living as part of a family (e.g. au pairs)
  • Voluntary workers

If you have any queries on the National Living Wage or the  National Minimum wage or please call Marianne Price on 01803 296678 or email Marianne at marianne.price@andrewprice.co.uk