National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rises

  • 4th April 2022

From 1 April 2022 millions of workers in the UK will receive a pay rise to help with the rising costs of living.

There will be a 10% increase for those aged 21-22 that are currently receiving National Minimum Wage and those 23 and over on National Minimum Wage will receive a raise of 6.6%.

See the full breakdown here:-

  • National Living Wage (23+) to increase from £8.91 to £9.50
  • National Minimum Wage (21-22) to increase from £8.36 to £9.18
  • National Minimum Wage (18-20) to increase £6.56 to £6.83
  • National Minimum Wage (16-17) to increase £4.62 to £4.81
  • Apprenticeship Wage to increase from £4.30 to £4.81

All businesses need to ensure they are following the law and paying their employees the correct wage. You can find more guidance on employers and the National Minimum Wage here.


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