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Changes to National Minimum Wage


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.


Rates from 1 April 2021

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.


Rates per hour

23 and over £8.91

21 to 22 £8.36

18 to 20 £6.56

Under 18 £4.62

Apprentice £4.30