New Rates of National Minimum Wage

New Rates of National Minimum Wage

A brief reminder of forthcoming increases to the National Minimum Wage and other employment rates

From 1 April 2022, the National Minimum Wage increases as follows:


National Living Wage (age 23+)£8.91£9.50
Adult rate (age 21-22)£8.36£9.18
Development rate (age 18-20)£6.56£6.83
Young workers rate (age 16-17)£4.62£4.81
Apprentice rate£4.30£4.81


From 3 April 2022, the weekly rate of statutory maternity, paternity and adoption pay will increase to £156.66.

From 6 April 2022, statutory sick pay will increase to £99.35 per week and the cap on one week’s pay for calculating statutory redundancy payments will increase to £571.

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