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National living wage rates /National minimum wages rates

From 1/4/2019 1/4/2018 1/4/2017 1/4/2016 1/4/2015 1/4/2014
Age (years)  £ £  £ £ £ £
25+* 8.21 7.83 7.5 7.2    
21-24 7.7 7.38 7.05 6.95 6.7 6.5
18-20** 6.15 5.9 5.6 5.55 5.3 5.13
16-17 4.35 4.2 4.05 4 3.87 3.79
Apprentices U/19*** 3.9 3.7 3.5 3.4 3.3 2.73

 

*National Living Wage' intriduced for workers over 25 years from April 2016. Government has pledged to increase this to £9 from 2020

**Also for workers aged 21 years and above, starting a new job with an employer and doing accredited training (a course approved by the UK government to obtain a vocational qualification).

***An apprentice rate for apprentices who are under 19 or, 19 and over their first year of apprenticeship. All other apprentices are entitled to the NMW for their age band.