​National Minimum Wage Increase 2021


All workers are entitled to receive at least the National Minimum Wage for each hour that they work. During the recent Spending Review, the Chancellor confirmed that the reviewed rates for the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage (NLW) will come into effect on 1 April 2021.

The new National Minimum Rates

Group

Rate from 1 April 2020

Rate from 1 April 2021

Increase

Aged 25 and above (NLW)

£8.72

£8.91

2.2%

21-22 Year Old Rate

£8.20

£8.36

2.0%

18-20 Year Old Rate

£6.45

£6.56

1.7%

16-17 Year Old Rate

£4.55

£4.62

1.5%

Apprentice Rate

£4.15

£4.30

3.6%

Accommodation Offset

£8.20

£8.36

2.0%

 

2020 brought unforeseen challenges to all sectors and there was a great impact on employers and employees alike. The current economic situation has hit young workers the hardest, especially in hospitality and non-essential retail. For this reason, the increase on rates for the younger population was recommended to be reduced in view of the risks to youth employment.

Please visit the GOV.UK website for further information.

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