Changes to the National Minimum Wage

From 1 April 2021, the National Minimum Wage is increasing, and the age from which workers become eligible for the higher National Living Wage will be lowered. This means that from 1 April workers aged 23 and over will now also be entitled to be paid at least the National Living Wage.

HMRC said that employers should make sure they are ready by:

  • taking the appropriate payroll action for all workers who are eligible.
  • continuing to pay their workers what they’re entitled to.

For more information on paying the National Minimum Wage correctly employers can register for one of HMRC’s webinars in March (go to https://tinyurl.com/37d6rtdp).

From 1 April 2021, National Minimum Wages and National Living Wage Rates will increase as follows:

  • From £8.72 to £8.91 per hour for workers aged 23 and over
  • From £8.20 to £8.36 an hour for workers aged 21 – 22
  • From £6.45 to £6.56 an hour for workers aged 18 – 20
  • From £4.55 to £4.62 an hour for workers aged 16 – 17
  • From £4.15 to £4.30 an hour for apprentices
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