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New rates of pay from April 2020

Posted by Supportis Legal Experts in HR and Employment Law

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
April 2020 £8.72 £8.20 £6.45 £4.55 £4.15


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.

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