From April 2021 the National Living Wage will apply if you’re aged 23 and over.

The national living wage is definitely worth paying attention as it could lead to a significant increase in your staff costs, especially if some of your workforce are over 23 and being paid at the current national minimum wage rate.

The below is the changes for April 2021:

From 1 April 2021

23 and over 21 to 22 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice
£8.91 £8.36 £6.56 £4.62 £4.30

Previous rate (April 2019 to March 2020)

25 and over
21 to 24 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice
£8.21 £7.70 £6.15 £4.35 £3.90

If you are concerned about these changes or worried about whether your business can afford the increased wages burden, give our HR specialist Donna a call on 01474 853 856 or email We have a number of solutions available to help your business.

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Donna Bygrave

Personnel and Training Manager

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