Q: When do I start paying the new National Minimum Wage rates?
A: The most recent National Minimum Wage rates came into force on 1 April 2019. The rate of NMW payable for a pay reference period is the rate in force on the first day of the pay reference period.
If the pay reference period starts prior to 1 April then the old rates apply for this period followed by the new rates for the next period.
If the pay reference period starts on or after 1 April then the new rates apply immediately.
To find out the new rates go to: National Minimum Wage rates
For further guidance: The National Minimum Wage and Living Wage
Q: What if I make a mistake and don’t apply the new rates at the right time?
A: You need to correct this immediately, and pay the arrears in the next PRP period.
For further guidance on the correct payment of NMW see:
Calculating the minimum wage