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Changes to Minimum Wage

Changes to Minimum Wage

Over the next week we will be providing you with a series of short blogs on the key employment law changes that are being introduced at the beginning of next month.

This blog will specifically focus on the changes to law in relation to minimum wage that are due to come into force on the 1st April 2024 and is the third blog in our series, please find the blogs on other upcoming changes here.

The rates for the minimum wage from April 2024 have been announced.  There is one major change which is of particular note namely that the National Living Wage will now apply to those 21 and over.

Currently the National Living Wage applies to those 23 and over but from the 1st April 2024 anyone 21 and over will be entitled to £11.44 per hour.

The new rates which will come into force from 1 April 2024 are as follows:

  • National Living Wage (21 and over): £11.44 per hour (increased by £1.02)
  • 18-20 rate: £8.60 per hour (increased by £1.11)
  • 16-17 rate: £6.40 per hour (increased by £1.12)
  • Apprentice rate: £6.40 per hour (increased by £1.12)
  • Accommodation offset: £9.99 per day

There is also change to the NMW exemptions so that, from 1 April 2024, employees who carry out domestic work while living with their employer will become entitled to the minimum wage.

Previously, live-in domestic workers were exempt if they were not members of the family but were ‘treated as such, in particular as regards…the provision of living accommodation and meals and the sharing of tasks and leisure activities’.  This exemption will now be removed.

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