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 2020||Rate 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|
We will be in touch with clients closer to 1 April ‘21 to ensure the new rates are applied to payrolls.