National Minimum Wage 2020 rates will increase on 1 April 2020.

  • Apprentice rates increase from £3.90 to £4.15
  • Under 18’s rates increase from £4.35 to £4.55
  • 18-20 year olds rates increase from £6.15 to £6.45
  • 21-25 year olds rates increase from £7.70 to £8.20

Along with the National Minimum Wage 2020 increase other statutory rates will also increase.

The National Living Wage (for over 25 year olds) will increase from £8.21 to £8.72.

Proposed rates for statutory pay;

Maternity, adoption, paternity and shared parental pay£151.20 per week (or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings if this figure is less than the statutory rate). This increase usually take place the first Sunday April which in 2020 is 5 April.

Statutory sick pay is expected to increase on 6 April 2020. The proposed new rate is £95.85.

Redundancy pay The cap on the maximum amount of a week’s pay for calculating redundancy pay will increase to £538.00 from 6 April 2020. The government redundancy pay calculator can found here

You can read about other important Employment Legislation updates happening in April in another blog post here

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