Increase in Nation Minimum Wage and National Living Wage from 1 April 2019

The national living wage, the statutory national minimum wage for those aged 25 and over, will increase 4.9% from 1 April 2019, from £7.83 to £8.21.

The government accepted all of the LPC’s (Low Pay Commission) recommendations for the other national minimum wage to apply from 1 April 2019:

  • increasing the rate for 21- to 24-year-olds by 4.3% from £7.38 to £7.70 per hour;
  • increasing the rate for 18- to 20-year-olds by 4.2% from £5.90 to £6.15 per hour;
  • increasing the rate for 16- to 17-year-olds by 3.6% from £4.20 to £4.35 per hour;
  • increasing the rate for apprentices by 5.4% from £3.70 to £3.90 per hour; and
  • increasing the accommodation offset by 7.9% from £7.00 to £7.55.