New UK National Living and Minimum Wage Rates From 1 April 2019

    View Authors October 2018
    As part of the Budget announcements, the government has confirmed that it has accepted the Low Pay Commission’s recommendations for increases in the rates of the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) from April 2019.

    The rate of the compulsory NLW for adults aged 25 and over will increase from £7.83 to £8.21 per hour on 1 April 2019.   

    The revised NMW rates that will also take effect on 1 April 2019 are:
    • Workers aged 21-24 to increase from £7.38 to £7.70 per hour
    • Workers aged 18-20 to increase from £5.90 to £6.15
    • Workers aged 16 and 17 to increase from £4.20 to £4.35
    • Apprentices aged under 19 or in the first year of their apprenticeship to increase from £3.70 to £3.90