Employment Legislation

What is National Minimum Wage 2021?


What is National Minimum Wage 2021?

Due Date

1 April 2021


The rates for National Minimum Wage, Sick Pay and Statutory Family Pay will change in April 2021 to:


AgeApril 2020April 2021
Adult rate (25 and above)8.72£8.91*
Adult rate (23 - 24 inclusive)8.20£8.91
Adult rate (21 - 22 inclusive)8.20£8.36
Development rate (incl. 18 - 20)6.45£6.56
16 - 17 year olds4.55£4.62
Apprentices under 19 or in first year4.15£4.30

Note that the new reference age has reduced from 25 to 23.

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