Millions get pay rise from today as National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage increase comes into effect

  • Around 2 million of the UK’s lowest-paid workers will benefit from an increase in National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage
  • National Living Wage will rise 2.2% to £8.91, and be given to 23 and 24-year-olds for the first time
  • Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng urges workers to check their pay packet to ensure they get what they are entitled to.

In full, the increases from April 1 2021 are:

  • National Living Wage (23+) has increased 2.2%, from £8.72 to £8.91
  • National Minimum Wage (21-22) has increased 2%, from £8.20 to £8.36
  • National Minimum Wage (18-20) has increased 1.7% from £6.45 to £6.56
  • National Minimum Wage (under 18) has increased 1.5% from £4.55 to £4.62
  • Apprentice Rate has increased 3.6% from £4.15 to £4.30

That’s some good news for many in difficult times.