Minimum Wage for apprentices to increase

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It was announced in today’s Autumn Budget Statement that once again the Minimum Wage for apprentices will be increased, this time from its current rate of £3.70 per hour to a new rate of £3.90 per hour.  This will take effect from April 2019 and will affect existing apprentices as well as those starting an apprenticeship at that time.

A summary of rules on apprentice pay and conditions here.

It is worth reminding everyone that the Minimum Wage rates are set to ensure no-one is paid below the stated amount.  They are not recommended rates for employers to pay and the wages paid vary greatly from employer to employer, across sectors, across the country and depending on the level of apprenticeship.