Important Notice for Employers – Changes to Apprenticeship Wage

MiddletonMurray would like to make all employers aware of changes to the Apprenticeship Wage. From 1st April 2018, the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices rose from £3.50 to £3.70, which is a 5.7% increase. The changes were introduced on the recommendation of the Low Pay Commission ahead of the Autumn Budget statement, which took place on 22nd November 2017.

The Apprenticeship Wage applies to Apprentices under 19 years of age and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year of their Apprenticeship. Those aged 19 or over that have completed their first year Apprenticeship and are now completing another Apprenticeship programme, must be paid at least the minimum wage for their age.

Please find confirmation of the rates below as depicted on the Government website.

Year 25 and over 21 to 24 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice
April 2018 £7.83 £7.38 £5.90 £4.20 £3.70

A full explanation can be found on the gov.uk website. Alternatively if  you have any questions related to your apprentices with MiddletonMurray, please contact us directly.