If you are paying workers the NMW / NLW, be sure to take note of the increased amounts to avoid falling foul of the law.
The minimum wage rate varies depending on the age of a worker.
25 and over
21 to 24
18 to 20
Statutory Maternity, Adoption, Paternity Pay
Statutory Sick Pay
April 2019 (current rate)
April 2020 (new rate)
*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
Minimum wage rates are reviewed every year.
It is important for our farmer members to bear in mind that if you employ agricultural workers in Wales or have workers employed pre-October 2013, you must pay in accordance to the relevant Agriculture Wages Order – NFU Employment Service members can call our Helpline if you need advice on this.