- 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.