The government has announced that 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, Commissioners recommended smaller increases in recognition of the risks to youth employment, which the current economic situation poses.
NLW and National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates will also increase as follows:
|Rate from April 2020||Rate from April 2021||Increase|
|National Living Wage||£8.72||£8.91||2.2%|
|21-22 Year Old Rate||£8.20*||£8.36||2.0%|
|18-20 Year Old Rate||£6.45||£6.56||1.7%|
|16-17 Year Old Rate||£4.55||£4.62||1.5%|
*Rate also applies to those aged 23 and 24