Statutory minimum wage rates

Posted on December 8th, 2021

In the Autumn Budget and Spending Review, Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced that the government has accepted the Low Pay Commission’s recommendations for the rates of the national minimum wage (NMW) and the national living wage (NLW) to apply from April 2022.

Statutory minimum wage rates from 1 April 2022


Rate from April 2021 Rate from April 2022


23 year old and over NLW




21–22 year old NMW rate




18–20 year old NMW rate




16–17 year old NMW rate




Apprentice rate




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