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National Minimum Wage Update

March 2021

The UK Government has announced the annual increases in National Minimum Wage rates to apply from 1 April 2021.

The biggest change is that the National Living Wage has been extended to include 23 and 24 year olds for the first time; until now it has applied only to those aged 25 or over.

The new rates from April 6 2021 are as follows:

  • age 23 or over (National Living Wage rate): £8.91
  • age 21 to 22: £8.36
  • age 18 to 20: £6.56
  • age 16 to 17: £4.62
  • apprentice rate: £4.30

All workers are legally entitled to be paid the National Minimum Wage. This includes temporary seasonal staff, who often work short-term contracts in bars, hotels, shops and warehouses over the summer or other periods.

If you need any assistance in ensuring you manage the salaries of your staff smoothly and accurately, why not get in touch with our dedicated team payroll team.

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