Minimum Wage Increases coming in April 2019 - EA Assist
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Minimum Wage Increases coming in April 2019

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Minimum Wage Increases coming in April 2019

National Wage Increases April 2019

As of 1st April 2019 there are new rates for the National Minimum Wage. These rates change every April.

The rates will increase as follows:

Now From April 2019
25 and over £7.83 £8.21 National Living Wage
21 to 24 £7.38 £7.70
18 to 20 £5.90 £6.15
Under 18 £4.20 £4.35
Apprentices* £3.70 £3.90

You must be school leaving age, see the government guide lines on school leaving age here, to get the National Minimum wage and aged 25 or over to get the National Living Wage.

The government website will help you work out minimum wages for different types of work if your employees are not paid by the hour. Click here for more information.

There is also the Real Living Wage, and Living London wage, find out more here.

Statutory Sick & Maternity Pay

There are also increases in Statutory Maternity Pay and Statutory Sick Pay.

Currently SSP is £92.05 and in April 2019 it will rise to £94.25 with the lower earnings limit rising form £116 to £118. Maternity pay will increase from £145.18 to £148.68.

We will cover the above increases in more depth in a blog later in March.

It can be really difficult keeping up with all the changes and when employing people. We can offer a full payroll service bespoke to your needs. Whether you employ 1 or 100 people we can help.

Find out more about EA Assist payroll and how we can help you ensure you get your payroll submissions correct and on time.
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