Following the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission, the government will increase the national minimum wage from April 2019 to the following rates:
- Apprentices: £3.90 an hour;
- 16-17 year olds: £4.35 an hour;
- 18-20 year olds: £6.15 an hour;
- 21-24 year olds: £7.70 an hour;
- National living wage (workers aged 25 and over): £8.21 an hour.