Minimum wage rates: April 2020

As another year goes by, the minimum wage has changed again. Make sure you are earning what you are entitled to, whether you are under 18, over 25 or an apprentice.


April 2020

Year 25 and over 21 to 24 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice
April 2020 £8.72 £8.20 £6.45 £4.55 £4.15
April 2019 £8.21 £7.70 £6.15 £4.35 £3.90


Apprentices are entitled to the apprentice rate if they’re either:

– aged under 19

– aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship

If you are an Apprentice and you are over 19 AND have completed the first year of your apprenticeship, you are entitled to the minimum wage for you age. For example, if you are into the second year of your apprenticeship and you are 22 years old, you would be entitled to £8.20 an hour, rather than £4.15.