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The apprentice wage, national living wage and national minimum wage and rates are changing from 1st April 2020.  As a result, you may need to make a change to your employees wage to ensure they are receiving the correct amount.

Details of the changes can be found below or can be accessed on the Government site using the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

After the first year of the Apprenticeship programme (for learners aged 19 or over) you will be required to meet National Minimum Wage.  The national minimum wage applies to time working plus time spent training that is part of the Apprenticeship.

Increased National Minimum Wage to apply from 1st April 2020:

  • Increasing the rate for apprentices by from £3.90 to £4.15 per hour
  • Increasing the rate for 16 to 17-years old from £4.35 to £4.55 per hour
  • Increasing the rate for 18 to 20-years old from £6.15 to £6.45 per hour
  • Increasing the rate for 21 to 24 years old from £7.70 to £8.20 per hour
  • Increasing the rate for 25 + years old from £8.21 to £8.72 per hour

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