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From the 1st April 2024 the new minimum wage rates will be introduced, they are as follows:

Workers Aged                              New rates from April 2024             Increase


National Living Wage (21+)                      £11.44                                       9.8%

18 - 20                                                         £8.60                                         14.8%

16 - 17                                                         £6.40                                         21.2%

Apprentice                                                 £6.40                                          21.2%

Accommodation Offset                           £9.99                                             9.8%

*The National Living Wage now applies to aged 21 years and over*

Pension: Minimum contributions increase on 6th April 2019

By law, the total minimum contributions your organisation must pay into its staff workplace pension schemes increase on 6 April 2019. You need to be ready for this increase, and make sure you’re set up to pay the correct amounts into staff pension schemes - so you comply with the law, and your staff receive the pension payments they’re entitled to. 

From 6 April, the total minimum contribution including employer and employee payments must be no less than 8% of qualifying earnings. Your organisation must pay a minimum of 3%, with staff making up the rest of the 8%.

Your organisation can choose to pay more than its 3% minimum contribution if it wishes. If so, staff won’t need to pay in as much to meet the total minimum contribution of 8% of qualifying earnings.

Date effective                  Total minimum contribution               Employer minimum contribution             Staff contribute the remainder

Current rates                  5 %                                                           2 %                                                               Up to 3 %

6th April 2019                8 %                                                          3 %                                                               Up to 5 %

You should be ready to calculate contributions using the new rates the first time you run payroll from 6 April 2019.

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