A brief reminder of forthcoming increases to the National Minimum Wage and other employment rates

 

From 1 April 2019, the National Minimum Wage increases as follows:

Rates 2019 2018
National Living Wage (age 25+) £8.21 £7.83
Adult rate (age 21-24) £7.70 £7.38
Development rate (age 18-20) £6.15 £5.90
Young workers rate (age 16-17) £4.35 £4.20
Apprentice rate £3.90 £3.70

 

From 6 April 2019, the cap on one week’s pay for calculating statutory redundancy payments will increase from £508 to £525.

Auto enrolment pension contributions will also increase from a minimum employer contribution of 2% and an employee contribution of 3%, to a minimum employer contribution of 3% and an employee contribution of 5%.

Finally, from 7 April 2019, the weekly rate of statutory maternity, paternity and adoption pay will increase to £148.68.