The National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates will increase on 1 April.
In addition to the new rates, the age from which workers become eligible for the National Living Wage will be lowered. From 1 April all workers aged 23 and over must be paid the National Living Wage or above.
From 1 April 2021 the new rates will be:
|Age||Rates from April 2021|
|23 and over (NLW)||£8.91|
|21 to 22||£8.36|
|18 to 20||£6.56|
*If under 19 or in first year of apprenticeship (otherwise refer to age bands). The apprenticeship rate does not apply to Higher Level Apprenticeships.
If you process your own payroll, we urge you to ensure you are ready to make the necessary changes.
For all our payroll clients, we’ll inform you of any changes and take care of the rest.