National Living & Minimum Wage Rates Our guide to the latest wages rates in the UK

The living and minimum wage is a legal right which covers almost all workers above compulsory school leaving age.

There are different living and minimum wage rates for different groups of workers as follows:

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National Living Wage Adult Rate – for workers aged 23 and over

National Living Wage Adult Rate – for workers aged 23 and over

This will increase by 2.2%, from its current hourly rate of £8.72 to £8.91 on 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022.

National Minimum Wage Adult Rate - for workers aged 21 to 22 inclusive.

This will increase by 2.0%, from its current hourly rate of £8.20 to £8.36 on 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022.

The 18-20 Year Old Rate - for workers aged between 18-20 inclusive

This will increase by 1.7%, from its current hourly rate of £6.45 to £6.56 on 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022.

The 16-17 Year Old Rate - for workers aged between 16-17 inclusive

This will increase by 1.5%, from its current hourly rate of £4.55 to £4.62 on 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022.

Apprentice Rate - Apprentices under 19 and also apprentices aged 19 and over, but in the first year of their apprenticeship

This will increase by 3.6%, from its current hourly rate of £4.15 to £4.30 on 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022.

To check on how the national living / Minimum Wage applies to you or your employees, please call ACAS for confidential help and advice on 0300 123 1100.

This is also the number to ring if you think you are being underpaid and wish to make a complaint.  All complaints about underpayment of the National Living / Minimum Wage are treated in the strictest confidence and callers may remain anonymous if they wish to do so.

You may also get further guidance from the GOV.UK website.

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