Last reviewed 2 January 2020

The Government has, in its response to the Low Pay Commission’s Autumn 2019 recommendations, confirmed the new increased rates of National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW). These new rates will be effective from 1 April 2020.

From April 2020, minimum pay rates will increase as below.

  • NLW (workers aged 25+) — from £8.21 to £8.72 per hour.

  • NMW rates:

    • workers aged 21–24 — from £7.70 to £8.20 per hour

    • workers aged 18–20 — from £6.15 to £6.45 per hour

    • workers aged 16–17 — from £4.35 to £4.55 per hour

    • apprentice rate — from £3.90 to £4.15 per hour.

The accommodation offset rate will rise to £8.20.

A full-time worker aged 25 and over on the NLW will therefore receive an annual pay increase of £928.