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New National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates from 1 April 2021

From 1 April 2021, the National Living Wage (“NLW”) will increase by 2.2% from £8.72 to £8.91, and will be extended to 23 and 24 year olds for the first time.

For workers aged under 23, the increases are smaller.

The new rates are as follows:


Rate from April 2020Rate from April 2021Increase
National Living Wage£8.72£8.912.2%
21-22 Year Old Rate£8.20£8.362.0%
18-20 Year Old Rate£6.45£6.561.7%
16-17 Year Old Rate£4.55£4.621.5%
Apprentice Rate£4.15£4.303.6%
Accommodation Offset£8.20£8.362.0%



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