National Living Wage to increase from April 2021

management accounts

From 1 April 2021 the National Living Wage will increase from £8.72 to £8.91, an increase of 2.2%.

This rate will also be extended to 23 & 24 year olds for the first time and comes as the government accepted in full recommendations made by the Low Pay Commission.

The rates from 1 April 2021 are as follows:

Rate from April 2020Rate from April 2021
National Living Wage£8.72£8.91
21-22 Year Old Rate£8.20£8.36
18-20 Year Old Rate£6.45£6.56
16-17 Year Old Rate£4.55£4.62
Apprentice Rate£4.15£4.30
Accommodation Offset£8.20£8.36

We will be in touch with clients closer to 1 April ‘21 to ensure the new rates are applied to payrolls.

In the meantime, if you have any queries about payroll, please contact Nicola Lee or call 01527 558539.