National Minimum and Living Wage rates increase - 2019

The national minimum wage and national living wage rates will increase on 1 April 2019.

The national living wage which is for workers who are aged 25 or over, will increase on 1 April 2019 from £7.83 per hour to £8.21 per hour.  The rate depends on your age and whether you're an apprentice*. The 2018 rates together with the rates as of April 2019 are detailed below:


25 and over

21 to 24

18 to 20

Under 18


April 2018 (current)






April 2019






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

Further information on the national and living wage can be found on the NI Direct website:

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