Minimum wage and national living wage rises

National minimum wage

Around 1.8 million workers will receive an almost 5% pay rise as the national living wage increases today.

The hourly rate for adults aged 25 and older has risen from £7.83 to £8.21, which works out as an extra £690 a year. It marks the biggest the ever increase at 4.9%, according to the government.

The hourly rate for 21 to 24-year-olds has increased from £7.38 to £7.70, and from £5.90 to £6.15 for 18 to 20-year-olds.

The new minimum wage rates are:

Aged 25 and over: £8.21

Age 21 – 24: £7.70

Age 18 – 20: £6.15

Age 16 – 17: £4.35

Apprentice: £3.90

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is the minimum wage per hour a worker is entitled to in the United Kingdom. These rates are reviewed yearly by the government and are advised by the independent body Low Pay Commission (LPC).

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Sandra Berns

Sandra Berns

Centric HR was founded by Sandra Berns, a confident and versatile Human Resources and Organisational Development Practitioner with 25 years demonstrable experience and a Fellow of the CIPD. Sandra has both Operational and Strategic HR expertise across Public and Private sectors and has assisted senior teams in meeting challenging workforce objectives in many corporate environments.