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National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage

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From 1 April 2019, new rates have been introduced for the National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage. 

The National Minimum Wage is the minimum hourly rate of pay most workers will receive if they are aged between School leaving age and 24. In England, School leaving age is the last Friday in June, provided you will turn 16 years old by the end of that summer holiday. The rate of pay you will receive is dependent on your age. 
The National Living Wage is the hourly rate of pay most workers will receive who are aged 25 and above. There is only one rate of pay for the National Living Wage.
Age New rate from 1 April 2019Previous rate prior to 1 April 2019
Apprentices£3.90 per hour£3.70 per hour
School leaving age to 17£4.35 per hour£4.20 per hour
18 to 20£6.15 per hour£7.38 per hour
21 to 24£7.70 per hour£5.90 per hour
25 and over£8.21 per hour£7.83 per hour
You will not necessarily receive the new rate of pay from 1 April. The new rate will only come in to effect from your next pay date, after the 1 April 2019, or if you change age bracket. 
If you have questions why not call the Employment and Dispute Resolution Team on 01522 781462 or emai​l