National Minimum Wage April 2019The National Minimum Wage in the United Kingdom changes with effect from 1 April 2019.

The new bands are summarised below but you can download more detailed information in our two online bulletins below.

These cover both the changes to the minimum wage and a summary of the laws on both the National Minimum Wage and Living Wage Laws providing guidance on exceptions and the differences across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.



ApprenticeApprenticeship wage£3.70£3.90
Under 18 years of age 


Minimum wage

Between 18 and 20 years old£5.90£6.15
Between 21 and 21 years old£7.38£7.70
25 years of age or olderLiving wage£7.83£8.21


National Minimum Wage and Living Wage Laws

National Minimum Wage


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