The National Living Wage rates/National Minimum Wages rates.

This is a freeview 'At a glance' guide of current and historic National Living Wage/National Minimum Wages rates.

Current rates

From 1/4/2023 1/4/2022
Age (years) £ £
23+* 10.42 9.50
21-22 10.18 9.18
18-20** 7.49 6.83
16-17 5.28 4.81
Apprentices U/19*** 5.28 4.81
Accommodation offset rate 9.10 per hour 8.70 per hour

 

What's new?

From April 2024:

  • The National Living Wage will increase to £11.44 per hour and be extended to include those aged 21. 
  • The National Minimum Wage for those aged 18-20 will increase to £8.60 per hour. 
  • The apprentice rate will increase to £6.40 per hour. 

 

Past rates

From 1/4/2021 1/4/2020 1/4/2019 1/4/2018 1/4/2017 1/4/2016 1/4/2015 1/4/2014
Age (years) £ £  £ £  £ £ £ £
25+* 8.91 8.72 8.21 7.83 7.50 7.20    
21-24 8.36 8.20 7.70 7.38 7.05 6.95 6.70 6.50
18-20** 6.45 6.45 6.15 5.90 5.60 5.55 5.30 5.13
16-17 4.62 4.55 4.35 4.20 4.05 4.00 3.87 3.79
Apprentices U/19*** 4.30 4.15 3.90 3.70 3.50 3.40 3.30 2.73

 

*National Living Wage' (NLW) was 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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