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National Living Wage increases to £8.72 per hour from April 2020

Makbool Javaid

The Government has accepted the Low Pay Commission recommendation that the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) hourly rates should increase in April 2020 as follows: (a) the NLW increases from £8.21 to £8.72 for workers aged 25 and over; (b) the NMW wage increases from £7.70 to £8.20 for 21 to 24 year olds, from £6.15 to £6.45 for 18 to 20 year olds, from £4.35 to £4.55 for 16 to 17 year olds and from £3.90 to £4.15 for apprentices aged under 19 or in the first year of their apprenticeship. The Accommodation Offset for accommodation provided by the employer also increases from the current £7.55 per day to £8.20 per day.


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