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Oct 2021


National Living Wage to Increase on 1st April 2022

In the Budget 2021 the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced new National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) details in line with those recommended by The Low Pay Commission (LPC) and these new rates will take effect from 1st April 2022.


  Current Rates Rates from April 2022
23 years and over £8.91 per hour £9.50 per hour
21 - 22 years old £8.36 per hour £9.18 per hour
18 - 20 years old £6.56 per hour £6.83 per hour
16-17 years old £4.62 per hour £4.81 per hour
Apprentices under 19 or 19 or over who

are in the first year of apprenticeship

£4.30 per hour £4.81 per hour


The National Living Wage, the statutory minimum for workers aged 23 and over, will increase by 6.6% to £9.50 per hour. An employee's age and if they are an apprentice will determine the rate they will receive.

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Posted byDebbie ClarkeinPay/Wage