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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
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