Increases to national minimum wage come into effect

Members are reminded that national minimum wage increases came into effect today (1 April) and they are encouraged to contact their employers to ensure that compliance is taking place.  In full, the increases from April 1 2021 are:

  • National Living Wage (23+) has increased 2.2%, from £8.72 to £8.91
  • National Minimum Wage (21-22) has increased 2%, from £8.20 to £8.36
  • National Minimum Wage (18-20) has increased 1.7% from £6.45 to £6.56
  • National Minimum Wage (under 18) has increased 1.5% from £4.55 to £4.62
  • Apprentice Rate has increased 3.6% from £4.15 to £4.30.

The 23-24 age category for the National Minimum Wage has been abolished, following the lowering of the age of the eligibility for the National Living Wage to 23 years old.  More details are available here: Millions get pay rise from today as National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage increase comes into effect – GOV.UK (

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