The National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) rates will increase on 1 April 2019.

The new minimum hourly rates that must be paid to employees are:

Year25 and over21 to 2418 to 20Under 18Apprentice*
April 2018 (current rate)£7.83£7.38£5.90£4.20£3.70
April 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

You can find further details about the National Living wage and National Minimum wage increase on the gov.uk website.

If you need to discuss the rate changes in detail, please contact Payroll Manager Andrew Senior either by emailing a.senior@sagars.co.uk or calling 0113 297 6742