Payroll Legislation

What is UK National Minimum Wage in 2021?

Legislation

What is UK National Minimum Wage in 2021?

Due Date

1 April 2021

Summary

Here is the new National Minimum Wage from April 2021.

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

*National Living Wage applies to adults age 23 and above from 1 April 2021.

The National Minimum Wage is the minimum pay per hour almost all workers are entitled to by law. Use the National Minimum Wage Calculator to check if you’re paying a worker the National Minimum Wage or if you owe them payments from past years.

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