National minimum wage rises take effect
Implementation date: 1 April 2021
The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/329) provide that the rate of the national living wage increases from £8.72 to £8.91. The main (adult) rate of the national minimum wage rises from £8.20 to £8.36 per hour. The rate for workers who are aged at least 18 but under 21 increases from £6.45 to £6.56 per hour, the rate for workers aged 16 to 17 rises from £4.55 to £4.62 per hour, and the apprentice rate rises from £4.15 to £4.30 per hour. The accommodation offset increases from £8.20 to £8.36 per day.
From 1 April 2021, following a reduction in the age threshold for the national living wage, the national living wage rate applies to workers aged 23 and over, and the main (adult) rate applies to workers aged 21 to 22.