In November the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced that the National Living Wage (NLW) will rise to £8.91 per hour (an increase of 2.2%) from the 1st of April 2021. The age threshold has also been decreased from ages 25 and over to ages 23 and over instead. National wage rates will increase as follows:

To avoid the risk of facing serious repercussions such as unlawful deductions from wages claims, fines from the Government and/or being “named and shamed,” it is important that employers pay staff abiding by the correct national minimum wage rates for their specific age groups.

For more information, please visit the UK Government website here