Substantial increase to the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage21st November 2022 • 1 min read • Lauren Beaumont
Set to boost pay for around two million people across the UK, the Government has announced a welcome increase to minimum wage rates.
From 1 April 2023, employers must pay:
- £10.42 per hour to those aged 23 and over (a 9.7% increase from the current rate of £9.50);
- £10.18 per hour to those aged 21-22 (a 10.9% increase from the current rate of £9.18);
- £7.49 per hour to those aged 18-20 (a 9.7% increase from the current rate of £6.83);
- £5.28 per hour to those aged 16-17 (a 9.7% increase from the current rate of £4.81); and
- £5.28 per hour to an apprentice (a 9.7% increase from the current rate of £4.81).
National Living Wage (applicable to those over 23) and National Minimum Wage are the lowest hourly rate a worker can be paid per hour by law.
If you are a worker and you are concerned that your employer is not paying you National Living Wage or National Minimum Wage, please get in touch with us here at People Legal.
We are trained and experienced in handling all matters of employment law and can provide you with the information you need. We can also provide training on equal opportunities.
Call us on 0800 368 8470 or arrange a chat at www.people.legal/contact for free initial advice.
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