National minimum wage rises
Implementation date: 1 April 2020
The draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2020 set out the increases to the hourly rates of the national minimum wage.
The rate of the national living wage, the rate for workers who are aged 25 and over, increases from £8.21 to £8.72. The national minimum wage for workers aged at least 21 but under 25 rises from £7.70 to £8.20 per hour. The rate for workers who are aged at least 18 but under 21 increases from £6.15 to £6.45 per hour; the rate for workers aged 16 or 17 rises from £4.35 to £4.55 per hour; and the apprentice rate rises from £3.90 to £4.15 per hour. The accommodation offset increases from £7.55 to £8.20 per day.