Minimum wage rates increase from 1 April 2022
National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates increase from 1 April 2022
Employers should be aware that all minimum wage rates increase on 1 April of each year. This includes all National Minimum Wage rates and the National Living Wage rate. The new minimum wage rates apply to eligible workers in Northern Ireland from 1 April 2022.
Minimum wage - increased rates from April 2022
See table below that shows the current minimum wage rates and new rates from April 2022:
|Current rate (since April 2021)||New rate from April 2022||Increase|
|National Living Wage (23 years old and over)||£8.91||£9.50||6.6%|
|National Minimum Wage adult rate (21-22 years old)||£8.36||£9.18||9.8%|
|National Minimum Wage (18-20 years old)||£6.56||£6.83||4.1%|
|National Minimum Wage (16-17 years old)||£4.62||£4.81||4.1%|
|National Minimum Wage (apprentice rate)||£4.30||£4.81||11.9%|
Read more on National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates.
First published 28 October 2021