Changes to the Apprenticeship Minimum Wage

On Monday 1 April 2019 the Apprenticeship Minimum Wage will increase from £3.70 to £3.90 per hour and all employers will need to ensure that wages for current apprentices are changed to reflect the new legal requirement.

The National Minimum Wage for apprentices applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For all other apprentices, the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies.

The following wages will also increase on Monday 1 April 2019:

New hourly rate from Monday 1 April 2019 Current hourly rate until Sunday 31 March 2019
Apprentice £3.90 £3.70
Workers aged under 18 £4.35 £4.20
Workers aged 18 – 20 £6.15 £5.90
Workers aged 21 – 24 £7.70 £7.38
The National Living Wage for workers 25 and over £8.21 £7.83

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Last updated: 6th February 2019

Originally posted on: 6th February 2019