Minimum wage rates increase from 1 April 2020

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National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates increase from 1 April 2020

Employers should be aware that all minimum wage rates increase on 1 April of each year. This includes all National Minimum Wage rates and the National Living Wage rate. The new minimum wage rates apply to eligible workers in Northern Ireland from 1 April 2020.

Minimum wage - increased rates from April 2020

The minimum wage rates increased on 1 April 2020 to:

  • National Living Wage (25 years old and over) - £8.72 per hour
  • National Minimum Wage adult rate (21 to 24 years old) - £8.20 per hour
  • National Minimum Wage (18 to 20 years old) - £6.45 per hour
  • National Minimum Wage (16 to 17 years old) - £4.55 per hour
  • National Minimum Wage (apprentice rate) - £4.15 per hour

Read more on National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates.