The National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) are set by the Government and are subject to periodical variation. The rates are now generally updated from 1 April each year. From 1 April 2021, the National Living Wage for workers aged 23 and over will be £8.91 per hour. It will rise to £9.10 from 1 April 2022.

Workers under the age of 23 must be paid the NMW appropriate to their age.

This topic explains how employers should determine the NMW and NLW, advises how to keep NMW and NLW records and the consequences of not doing so and also explains the provision of living accommodation and NMW.

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