The government has announced the changes to the National Minimum Wage and has confirmed the new rates for April 2024.  These are in line with the recommendations that were made by the Low Pay Commission.

Current rate   From April 2024 Increase
23 years + £10.42 £11.44 9.7%
21-22 years £10.18 £11.44 12.4%
18-20 years £7.49 £8.60 14.8%
Under 18 £5.28 £6.40 21.2%
Apprentice Rate £5.28 £6.40 21.2%


Only those over the age of 23 are currently entitled to the National Living Wage, however, from the 1st April 2024, workers aged 21 and over will now be entitled to the National Living Wage.

The National Minimum Wage is the minimum pay per hour that an eligible worker in the UK is entitled to. This depends on their age and the year of their apprenticeship (if relevant). For further information about this and the National Living Wage, visit the government website here.

You can read more about the National Minimum Wage and how it is enforced here

29th February 2024

Clarice Izatt, Trainee Solicitor

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