24 August 2019

Minimum pupillage award from 1 September 2019 announced

Last week we announced that the rate for the minimum pupillage award that will apply from 1 September 2019 will be £18,436 per annum for pupillages in London and £15,728 per annum for pupillages outside London.

This follows our  announcement in May 2018 that the minimum award paid to those undertaking pupillage or any other form of work-based learning will be set in line with the rates recommended by the Living Wage Foundation and that it will increase annually.

The minimum award will then be increased in future with effect from 1 January each year, the first such increase being in January 2020. Increases will be announced in November each year following publication of the Living Wage Foundation's recommended hourly rate for the year ahead.