National Living Wage rates/National Minimum Wages rates

The 

Current rates

From 1/4/2022 1/4/2021
Age (years) £ £
23+* 9.50 8.91
21-22 9.18 8.36
18-20** 6.83 6.56
16-17 4.81 4.62
Apprentices U/19*** 4.81 4.30

 
Past rates

From 1/4/2020 1/4/2019 1/4/2018 1/4/2017 1/4/2016 1/4/2015 1/4/2014
Age (years) £  £ £  £ £ £ £
25+* 8.72 8.21 7.83 7.50 7.20    
21-24 8.20 7.70 7.38 7.05 6.95 6.70 6.50
18-20** 6.45 6.15 5.90 5.6 5.55 5.30 5.13
16-17 4.55 4.35 4.20 4.05 4 3.87 3.79
Apprentices U/19*** 4.15 3.90 3.70 3.50 3.40 3.30 2.73

 

*National Living Wage' (NLW) introduced for workers over 25 years from April 2016. From 1 April 2021, the age for the NLW has been lowered to 23 years and above. 

**Also for workers aged 21 years and above, starting a new job with an employer and doing accredited training (a course approved by the UK government to obtain a vocational qualification).

***An apprentice rate for apprentices who are under 19 or, 19 and over their first year of apprenticeship. All other apprentices are entitled to the NMW for their age band.


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