Are you ready for wage rises?

This is the time of year when employment lawyers and HR professionals prepare for the changes to rates and limits in the employment sector, and we’re getting ready to distribute our annual Data Booklet containing brief employment law information. These booklets will primarily be available in e-format because of the pandemic and because many people are working from home. However, we are planning to provide hard copies to those who would prefer them. If you’d like to register for an electronic or hard copy, simply get in touch with a member of
the team.

We would like to remind you that the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage will increase from 1 April 2021.

If you need further information or advice, contact our employment solicitors.

Current Rate
Rate from
April 2021
National Living Wage£8.72£8.912.2%
21-22 Year Old Rate£8.20£8.362.0%
18-20 Year Old Rate£6.45£6.561.7%
16-17 Year Old Rate£4.55£4.621.5%
Apprentice Rate*£4.15£4.303.6%
Accommodation Offset£8.20£8.362.0%
*The apprentice rate applies to apprentices aged under 19 and those 19 and over in the
first year of their apprenticeship.