The national living wage rate for workers aged 25 and over increases from £7.83 to £8.21 per hour. The following changes (per hour) to the national minimum wage take place from 1 April:
Rate for workers aged 21-24 increases from £7.38 to £7.70 Rate for workers aged 18-20 increases from £5.90 to £6.15
Rate for non-apprentices aged under-18 but above compulsory school ageincreases from £4.20 to £4.35
Apprentice rate increases from £3.70 to £3.90
Apprentices are entitled to the apprentice rate if they are either aged under 19 or aged 19 and over and in their first year of apprenticeship.
With regards to family friendly allowances, these rise as follows:
From 1 April, statutory maternity pay, paternity, shared parental, adoption pay and maternity allowance increases from £145.18 to £148.68 per week
From 7 April, statutory sick pay increases from £92.05 to £94.25 per week