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 2021
The National Living Wage (for workers aged 23 and over)£8.91
21-22 year olds£8.36
18-20 year olds£6.56
Under 18£4.62
Apprentices under 19£4.30
Apprentices aged 19 and over, but in first year of
apprenticeship
£4.30

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

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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