National Minimum Wage 2020-2021
The National Minimum Wage and The National Living Wage increase every year in April.
As of 1st April 2020 the below hourly rates came into affect as follows:
Aged 25 and above (national living wage rate) £8.72
Aged 21 to 24 inclusive £8.20
Aged 18 to 20 inclusive £6.45
Aged under 18 (but above compulsory school leaver) £4.55
Apprentices aged under 19 £4.15
Apprentices aged under 19 and over (but in first year) £4.15
It is important to make sure you are paying your staff the correct minimum hourly rate for their age.
For more information, here is the https://www.gov.uk/guidance/rates-and-thresholds-for-employers-2020-to-2021