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April wage increases

Posted on: March 25th, 2021 by Ginny Hallam

From 1 April 2021 National Minimum and National Living Wage rates will increase. If you’re thinking of making changes to employment contracts, they’re often easier to land alongside a wage increase. Here’s the detail:

1 April – rate increases

Age 23 and over – £8.91 (up from £8.72)

Age 21 to 22 – £8.36 (up from £8.20)

Age 18 to 20 – £6.56 (up from £6.45)

Age 16 to 17 – £4.62 (up from £4.55)

Apprenticeship rate (irrespective of age) – £4.30 (up from £4.15)

Get in touch for our support in updating your employment contracts and introducing the changes. 


This update is accurate on the date it was sent (25 March 2021) but may be subject to change which may or may not be notified to you. This update is not to be taken as advice and you should seek advice if anything contained within affects you or your business.