NMW/LMW and Statutory Payments increase

Paula Stuart | Apr 2020

Workers are entitled to a minimum pay per hour subject to their age and if they are an apprentice. The rates will increase from the 6 April 2020 so you will need to review payroll and increase hourly rates of pay where necessary

The rates are:

Year – 25 and Over 21 to 24 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice*
April 2019 £8.21 £7.70 £6.15 £4.35 £3.90
April 2020 £8.72 £8.20 £6.45 £4.55 £4.15

*This rate is for apprentices aged under 19 or those aged 19 or over in their first year. All other apprentices are entitled to NMW for their age.

 The statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay will increase as from 6 April 2020 to:


Payment Type


Rate as from 6 April 2020


Period of Payment


Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)


£95.85 pw


28 weeks

Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)


Statutory Adoption Pay (ADP)


·  First 6 wks at 90% average weekly earnings (AWE)

·  Remaining 33 wks at £151.20 or 90%  AWE whichever is lower


39 weeks

Statutory Shared Parental Pay (ShPP)


£151.20 or 90%  AWE whichever is lower Up to 37 weeks

Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP)


£151.20 or 90%  AWE whichever is lower 2 weeks

If you need advice in respect of the forthcoming changes or any employment matter speak to one of our Employment Solicitors,  Paula Stuart on 07887 998799 or Stuart Snelson on 07715 110425.

Paula Stuart, Partner

Paula Stuart | Partner

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