National Minimum Wage
The government has announced new National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates to take effect from 1st of April 2022.
The increase is announced in National Minimum Wage rates are set by the UK government following recommendations by the Low Pay Commission. National minimum wage and national living wage rates are enforced by HM Revenue and Customs.
The new rates from 1st of April 2022:
£4.81 per hour – apprentices must be paid an additional 51p if they are under 19 years old or if they are in the first year of an apprenticeship
£4.81 per hour – 16 and 17 years old – a rise of 19p per hour
£6.83 per hour – 18 to 20 years old – a rise of 27p per hour
£9.18 per hour – 21 to 22 years old – a rise of 82p per hour
£9.50 per hour – 23 years of over – a rise of 59p per hour
The next change to the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage is due to take effect from first April 2023/