Rates Table

The statutory rates and compensation limits

Current Rate

New Rate

Effective From

National Living Wage (NLW) – Workers aged 25 and over.




NMW - Standard (adult) rate (workers ages 21 years and over)




NMW - Development rate (workers aged between 18-20)




NMW - Young workers right (workers aged under 18 but above the compulsory school age who are not apprentices)




NMW - Apprentices (under 19 years old or those aged 19 and over but in the first year of their apprenticeship)




Guarantee Pay




The limit on the amount of a week’s pay for the purposes of calculating, among other things, statutory redundancy payments and the basic award for unfair dismissal




The maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal




The minimum basic award in cases where the dismissal was unfair by virtue of health and safety, employee representative, trade union, or occupational pension trustee reasons




Statutory Maternity, Paternity, Additional Paternity, Adoption Pay and Maternity Allowance




Statutory Shared Parental Pay




Statutory Sick Pay





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