Apprenticeship Minimum Wage Increase!
The Apprenticeship Minimum Wage is changing with effect from the 1st April 2018. The rate is increasing from £3.50 per hour to £3.70 per hour. All employers need to ensure that wages for current and future apprentices are changed to reflect the new legal requirement.
The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training
With effect from April 1st 2018 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.70 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.
The following wages will also increase on 1st April 2018:
Workers aged 16-17 and above compulsory school leaving age but under aged 18 - £4.20 per hour
Workers aged 18 - 20 - £5.90 per hour
Workers aged 21 - 24 - £7.38 per hour
The National Living Wage is currently £7.83 per hour for workers 25 and over,