The National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW), the legal minimum wage rates that must be paid to employees increased on the 1 April, with employers liable to be penalised for any failure to comply.
The new rates are:
|Rate from 1 April 2018||Rate from 1 April 2019|
|NLW for workers aged 25 and over||£7.83||£8.21|
|NMW main rate for workers aged 21-24||£7.38||£7.70|
|NMW 18-20 rate||£5.90||£6.15|
|NMW 16-17 rate for workers above school leaving age but under 18||£4.20||£4.35|
|NMW apprentice rate for under 19 or 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship||£3.70||£3.90|