The National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates will increase on 1 April. In addition to the new rates, the age from which workers become eligible for the National Living Wage will be lowered. From 1 April all workers aged 23 and over must be paid the National Living Wage or above.
These rates are for the National Living Wage (for those aged 23 and over) and the National Minimum Wage (for those of at least school leaving age) from 1 April 2021:
- for those aged 23 and over the new rate is £8.91
- for those aged 21 to 22 the new rate is £8.36
- for those aged 18 to 20 the new rate is £6.56
- for under 18’s the new rate is £4.62
- for apprentices the new rate is £4.30
If you haven’t already, you should ensure you are ready to make the necessary changes to your payroll arrangements.
For further information please visit GOV.UK.