Increases in the National Living and National Minimum Wage have been announced by the Government from April 2021.
The age from which workers will become eligible for the National Living Wage has dropped from 25 to 23 years old.
Workers in the 23 to 24 year old group will receive a substantial pay increase of nearly 9%.
From 1st April 2021, the rates of the national minimum wage will be as follows:
▪ Workers aged 23 and over (national living wage): £8.91 per hour;
▪ Workers aged 21 or 22: £8.36 per hour;
▪ Workers aged 18 to 20: £6.56 per hour;
▪ Workers aged under 18 who are no longer of compulsory school age: £4.62 per hour;
▪ Apprentices aged under 19, or aged 19 and over but in the first year of their apprenticeship: £4.30 per hour.