National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage: Rates over the years

The government have now aligned the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) uprating cycles so that both are reviewed and uprating applied on 1 April each year from 2017. Previously the NLW rate was changed in April and the NMW rate (and accommodation rate) was changed in October.

National Minimum Wage

NB - the rates are dependent upon age, with a special rate for apprentices.

The current rates from April 2021 are:

National Living Wage

The rate from 1 April 2021 is now for those aged 23and over is £8.91 an hour.

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For the rates of earlier years go to the GOV.UK website.

Last reviewed/updated 24 May 2021