From 1st April 2019, the national living wage is due to increase to £8.21 per hour. Hourly rates will be £7.70 for workers aged between 21 and 25, £6.15 for workers aged between 18 and 21 and £4.35 for those aged under 18 (who are no longer of compulsory school age).
The hourly apprentice rate will increase to £3.90 per hour, and the daily accommodation offset – a figure set by the government as a limit to the amount that can be considered as a value of provision of accommodation by an employer for an employee, that counts towards the national minimum wage, will increase to £7.55.
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