The National Minimum Wage Increase 2020: Who will get a pay rise and when will it change?

The National Minimum Wage Increase 2020: Who will get a pay rise and when will it change?

The government has confirmed that the National Living Wage (NLW) will rise from its current level of £8.21 per hour to £8.72 per hour from 1 April 2020.

The new NLW rate applies to over 25 years old and the rise will mean an increase of £930.00 over the course of the year for those working full time. Almost three million workers are set to benefit from the increase to the NLW.

The government has also announced that younger workers who receive the National Minimum Wage will also see their pay boosted, with increases of between 4.6 percent and 6.5 percent, dependent on their age.

The National Minimum Wage will rise across all age groups, including:

  • a 6.5% increase from £7.70 to £8.20 for 21 to 24-year olds;
  • a 4.9% increase from £6.15 to £6.45 for 18 to 20-year olds;
  • a 4.6% increase from £4.35 to £4.55 for under 18s; and
  • a 6.4% increase from £3.90 to £4.15 for apprentices.

Below is the link to the Government announcement.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-announces-pay-rise-for-28-million-people

If you require any help or advice implementing these changes or if you have any queries about your payroll please contact: Elaine Simmons on 01132574506 or email e.simmons@bprheaton.co.uk or Gordon Gruppetta g.gruppetta@bprheaton.co.uk