Payment Rates

Rates & Information

National Minimum Wage (and Living Wage)

The minimum wage rates for all ages as from 1st April 2018 are as follows:

Over 25 year olds
£7.83 per hour
21-24 year olds
£7.38 per hour
18-20 year olds
£5.90 per hour
16-17year olds £4.20 per hour
Apprentice rate
£3.70 per hour
Accommodation Rate £7.00 per day or £49.00 per week

 

The previous minimum wage rates for all ages were:

Over 25 year olds
£7.50 per hour
21-24 year olds
£7.05 per hour
18-20 yera olds
£5.60 per hour
16-17 year olds
£4.05 per hour
Apprentice rate
£3.50 per hour
Accommodation rate
£6.40 per day or £44.80 per week

Statutory Sick Pay

From 6th April 2018 are:

  • Weekly rate = £92.05
  • Total SSP per year = 28 weeks (196 days)
  • LEL must be at or over £116.00 per week to qualify

Guaranteed Payment

There is a limit of £28.00 per day (from 6th April 2018) on the guarantee payment rate, giving a maximum guarantee payment of £140.00 for five workless days in any 3 month period.

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