Minimum wage rates increase from 1 April 2022

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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%
Accommodation Offset £8.36 £8.70 4.1%

Read more on National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates.

First published 28 October 2021