National Living and Minimum Wage Rates Increase April 2021

WagesThe Government announced at the end of  November 2020 the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates which will come into force from April 2021.

It accepted in full recommendations made by the Low Pay Commission at the end of October 2020

The National Living Wage, ie for those aged 25 and over, will increase by 2.2 per cent from £8.72 to £8.91, and will be extended to 23 and 24 year olds for the first time.

For workers aged under 23, Commissioners recommended smaller increases in recognition of the risks to youth employment which the current economic situation poses.

Rate from April 2020 Rate from April 2021 Increase
National Living Wage £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%

You can read the Low Pay Commission 2020 summary of findings here