Minimum wage rates increase from 1 April 2024

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National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates increase from 1 April 2024

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 2024.

From 1 April 2024, the National Living Wage will be extended to include those aged 21 years old and over.

Minimum wage - increased rates from April 2024

See the table below that shows the current minimum wage rates and new rates from 1 April 2024:

  Current rate (since April 2023) New rate from April 2024 Increase
National Living Wage (23 years old and over) £10.42 £11.44 (21 years old and over)  9.8%
National Minimum Wage (21-22 years old) £10.18 N/A N/A
National Minimum Wage (18-20 years old) £7.49 £8.60 14.8%
National Minimum Wage (16-17 years old) £5.28 £6.40 21.2%
National Minimum Wage (apprentice rate) £5.28 £6.40 21.2%
Accommodation Offset £9.10 £9.99 9.8%


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

First published 22 November 2023