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National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage to increase

The National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage for workers is set to increase from 1st April 2019.

The National Minimum Wage (“NMW”) is paid to workers under the age of 25, whilst the National Living Wage (“NLW” - not to be confused with the similarly titled, but purely advisory “Living Wage”) is paid to workers aged 25 and over.

From 1st April:-

  • The NLW for those aged 25 and over will increase from the current £7.83 to £8.21 per hour;
  • The NMW for those aged between 21 and 24 will increase from £7.38 to £7.70 per hour;
  • The NMW for those aged between 18 and 20 will increase from £5.90 to £6.15 per hour;
  • The NMW for those from school leaving age to the age of 17 will increase from £4.20 to £4.35 per hour, and
  • The NMW for apprentices will increase from £3.70 to £3.90 per hour.

This article is not a substitute for legal advice on specific facts and circumstances. It is designed as a free update on the law at the time of publishing. Knight Polson Limited trading as QualitySolicitors Knight Polson accepts no responsibility for reliance on this article and recommends that you seek independent legal advice on your specific circumstances prior to taking any steps.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the contents of the above article, please do not hesitate to contact us on knightpolson@qualitysolicitors.com or 023 8064 4822.

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