Minimum Wage increased rates - April 2020

The National Minimum and National Living Wage rates will increase on 1 April 2020.

The new rates for the national minimum wage and the national living wage are set out below and are increasing on 1 April 2020. The table shows the 2019/20 rates also. The National Living Wage is the rate set by the Government for those aged 25 and over.  The minimum rates set are the hourly rate that workers should be paid by their employers depending on age or whether they are an apprentice. 

Further information can be found on the NIBusinessinfo website.

Year 25 and over 21 to 24 18 to 20 16 to 17 Apprentice*

April 2020






   April 2019     £8.21     £7.70     £6.15     £4.35     £3.90

*If under 19 or in first year of apprenticeship (otherwise refer to age bands).  


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