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National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage and labour market reforms

The 2020 National Living Wage came into effect on Wednesday 1 April 2020.

The full set of rates are below:

  • the National Living Wage for those aged 25 and over is £8.72 an hour
  • the National Minimum Wage for those aged 21 to 24 is £8.20 an hour
  • the National Minimum Wage for those aged 18 to 20 is £6.45 an hour
  • the National Minimum Wage for those aged under 18 is £4.55 an hour
  • the rate for apprentices is £4.15 per hour

Further labour market reforms have also come into place on 6 April, enhancing workers’ rights across the board.

These include:

  • parental bereavement leave and pay
  • calculating holiday pay
  • an end to the legal loophole which enables some firms to pay agency workers less than permanent staff

For further information please visit the GOV.UK website.

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