The government has announced the pay rise that affects 2.8 million people when it comes into place from 1st April 2020.
The National Living Wage will rise by 6.2% this year, which means an annual pay rise of up to £930 for a full-time worker.
National Minimum Wage will increase between 4.6% and 6.5%.
National Living & Minimum Wage
|Year||25 and over||21 to 24||18 to 20||Under 18||Apprentice|
|April 2019 (current rate)||£8.21||£7.70||£6.15||£4.35||£3.90|
Statutory Sick Pay proposed to increase as of 6th April 2020
From £94.25 to £95.85.
Statutory Maternity, Paternity, Shared Parental and Adoption Pay proposed to increase as of 5th April 2020
From £148.68 to £151.20 (or 90% of average weekly earnings if less than statutory rate).
It is up to the employer to keep 3 years’ worth of records (usually payroll) to prove that their workers are being paid at least the minimum wage.