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National Minimum and National Living Wage Increases

On the 1st April there was an increase in the National Minimum and National Living Wage.

The hourly minimum wage a worker is entitled to depends on their age and whether they are an apprentice.

It’s important to note that the 23-24 age category for the National Minimum Wage has been abolished following the lowering of the age of eligibility for the National Living Wage to 23 years old.

The National Living Wage for those aged 23 and over will increase from £8.72 per hour to £8.91 per hour. 

The National Minimum Wages rates will also increase to:

  • 21 to 22 year olds from £8.20 to £8.36
  • 18 to 20 year olds from £6.45 to 6.56
  • Under 18 from £4.55 to £4.62
  • Apprentice Wage from £4.15 to £4.30
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