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News & Press: January 2020

UK minimum wage for apprentices to increase in April 2020

14 January 2020  
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The official minimum wage for apprentices currently stands at £3.90 per hour, but in April it will increase (by 6.4%) to £4.15.

The Prime Minister, Mr Johnson, has said the increase amounted to the “biggest ever cash boost” to the minimum permitted pay level, adding “Hard work should always pay, but for too long people haven’t seen the pay rises they deserve”.

What is the minimum wage going up by? 


Apprentices are entitled to the Apprentice Rate if they’re either aged under 19, or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship.

Apprentices are entitled to the Minimum Wage for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed the first year of their apprenticeship

Read more here.