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Government announces pay rise for 2.8 million people

Low-paid workers will receive a 6.2% pay rise with a new National Living Wage (NLW) of £8.72 per hour, the biggest cash increase ever, the Government has announced. The NLW rate starts on 1 April 2020 and applies to over 25 years olds. The National Minimum Wage will rise across all age groups, including: a 6.5% increase from £7.70 to £8.20 for 21-24 year olds; a 4.9% increase from £6.15 to £6.45 for 18-20 year olds; a 4.6% increase from £4.35 to £4.55 for under 18s; and a 6.4% increase from £3.90 to £4.15 for apprentices.
Category: Employment » Minimum wage. Keyword(s): National Living Wage. Area(s) of law: Employment.
Source: Treasury; Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

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