National living wage changes from 1st April - British Florist Association

National living wage changes from 1st April

From 1 April 2021 the National Living Wage will apply if you’re aged 23 and over.

Current rates

These rates are for the National Living Wage (for those aged 25 and over) and the National Minimum Wage (for those of at least school leaving age). The rates change every April.

25 and over21 to 2418 to 20Under 18Apprentice
April 2020£8.72£8.20£6.45£4.55£4.15

Rates from 1 April 2021

These rates are for the National Living Wage (for those aged 23 and over) and the National Minimum Wage (for those of at least school leaving age) from 1 April 2021.

Please note that the age of the first column has changed

23 and over21 to 2218 to 20Under 18Apprentice
April 2021 (new rate)£8.91£8.36£6.56£4.62£4.30

Previous rates

The following rates were for the National Living Wage (for those aged 25 and over) and the National Minimum Wage (for those of at least school leaving age) from April 2016.

25 and over21 to 2418 to 20Under 18Apprentice
April 2019 to March 2020£8.21£7.70£6.15£4.35£3.90
April 2018 to March 2019£7.83£7.38£5.90£4.20£3.70
April 2017 to March 2018£7.50£7.05£5.60£4.05£3.50
October 2016 to March 2017£7.20£6.95£5.55£4.00£3.40
April 2016 to September 2016£7.20£6.70£5.30£3.87£3.30

Apprentices

Apprentices are entitled to the apprentice rate if they’re either:

  • aged under 19
  • aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship

ExampleAn apprentice aged 22 in the first year of their apprenticeship is entitled to a minimum hourly rate of £4.15.

Apprentices are entitled to the minimum wage for their age if they both:

  • are aged 19 or over
  • have completed the first year of their apprenticeship

ExampleAn apprentice aged 22 who has completed the first year of their apprenticeship is entitled to a minimum hourly rate of £8.20.

To read more about apprenticeships CLICK HERE

To read more about the minimum wage CLICK HERE

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