Minimum apprentice wage updates 2020

What is the current national minimum wage and what date will it increase?
The rise is more than four times the rate of inflation and takes hourly pay for people over 25 to £8.72 from April.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “For too long, people haven’t seen the pay rises they deserve.”

But businesses warned that a sharp increase in wages would put pressure on companies and urged the government to reduce costs elsewhere for firms.

The national living wage is the government-mandated minimum wage for over 25-year-olds. The minimum wage for under-25s will also rise.

From April 2020, the new rates are:

The National Living Wage for ages 25 and above – up 6.2% to £8.72
The National Minimum Wage for 21 to 24-year-olds – up 6.5% to £8.20
For 18 to 20-year-olds – up 4.9% to £6.45
For under-18s – up 4.6% to £4.55
For apprentices – up 6.4% to £4.15

Information is taken from https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50947097