Minimum Wage Rates Increase from 1st April 2020

Minimum Wage Rates Increase from 1st April 2020

The new rate of pay begins 1 April 2020 (today), seeing the National Minimum Wage rise from £8.21 to £8.72 for workers over the age of 25, marking an increase of 6.2 per cent.

It means a full-time worker aged 25 or over who receives the National Living Wage will get a pay rise of £930 annually.

The rise will also see younger workers receive a boost to the national minimum wage of between 4.6 per cent and 6.5 per cent depending on their age, with 21-24 year-olds seeing a 6.5% increase from £7.70 to £8.20 an hour.

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is the minimum pay per hour that most employees are entitled to by law. An employee’s age and if they are an apprentice will determine the rate they will receive. Here is a link to the Governments rules on pay rates here.

See the full list of pay rates below for all ages as of today.

Rates from 1 April 2019 areRates from 1 April 2020 will be
25 yrs old and over£8.21 per hour£8.72 per hour
21-24 yrs old£7.70 per hour£8.20 per hour
18-20 yrs old£6.15 per hour£6.45 per hour
16-17 yrs old£4.35 per hour£4.55 per hour
Apprentices under 19 or 19 or over who
are in the first year of apprenticeship
£3.90 per hour£4.15 per hour


You can use the minimum wage calculator to check whether the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage is being paid.

Contact Acas if you’re not getting the National Minimum Wage and think you should be.

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