The National Minimum Wage increases in each year. Here is the updated national minimum wage guide for employees and employers as of April 2019.

Age: Risen By: Was: Now:
Over 25 year olds 4.9% £7.83 £8.21
21-24 year olds 4.3% £7.38 £7.70
18-20 year olds 4.2% £5.90 £6.15
16-17 year olds 3.6% £4.20 £4.35
Apprentices 5.4% £3.70 £3.90


If you don’t pay the national minimum wage to your staff you could face fines, naming and shaming and tribunal claims.

National Living Wage

This isn’t mandatory but many employers are leading by examples and paying this instead of the National Minimum Wage.


On 6th April 2019, the law extended the right to receive payslips to those recognised as ‘workers’. Additionally, if an employee is working different hours each month then the number of hours must be included on the payslip.

TOP TIP FOR EMPLOYERS – If you have not already done so, discuss this change with your payroll team to ensure that you have the new procedures and information in place.

Read More about the updates to Employment Law including wage in our April Updates blog.

Contact us if you think you haven’t been paid the minimum wage or you have received a claim or complaint about this.

Important Notice

This page is for reference purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. Specific legal advice about your specific circumstances should always be sought separately before taking or deciding not to take any action. Please contact us if you have any questions