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Increases in the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage

Increases in the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage

The Government accepted the views of the Low Pay Commission and applied the following increases in the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage from 1 April 2022:

  • Age 23 and over (the National Living Wage) - £9.50 per hour (up from £8.91)
  • Ages 22 and 23 - £9.18 (up from £8.36)
  • Ages 18 to 20 - £6.83 (up from £6.56)
  • Ages 16 and 17 - £4.81 (up from £4.62)
  • Apprentice rates - £4.81 (up from £4.30)

The Government has also accepted that the exemption from NMW rates for live-in domestic workers is unfit for purpose and should be removed when parliamentary time allows.

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