Last reviewed 26 October 2021

The Treasury has announced that the National Living Wage will increase next April to £9.50 per hour. This represents a 6.6% increase. These new rates will be effective from 1 April 2022.

From April 2022, minimum pay rates will increase as below.

  • NLW (workers aged 23+) — from £8.91 to £9.50 per hour.

  • NMW rates:

    • workers aged 21–22 — from £8.36 to £9.18 per hour

    • workers aged 18–20 — from £6.56 to £6.83 per hour

    • workers aged 16–17 — from £4.62 to £4.81 per hour

    • apprentice rate — from £4.30 to £4.81 per hour.