National minimum wage rises from 1 April 2022

The National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates increased from 1 April 2022. Employers are obligated to update payroll to ensure employees get paid what they are legally entitled to.

The National Living and Minimum Wage rates are as follows:

23 and over 21 to 22 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice
Before April 2022 £8.91 £8.36 £6.56 £4.62 £4.30
From April 2022 £9.50 £9.18 £6.83 £4.81 £4.81
Increase Percentage 6.6% 9.8% 4.1% 4.1% 11.9%


Employees are being urged to check if they’re being paid correctly through the Check Your Pay campaign, which also provides advice to employers to ensure they understand what they need to do to pay their employees correctly.

Industry association Bira has produced a free Employment Facts & Figures guide including the guide on the National Minimum Wage, compensation limits, statutory sick pay, minimum notice periods and more – take a look here

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