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National Minimum Wage:

The Low Pay Commission’s recommendations on the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates for April 2022 have been accepted in full by the Government. From 1 April 2022 the increased rates will be:

  • a national living wage rate of £9.50 for workers aged 23 and over (up from £8.91);
  • a rate of £9.18 (up from £8.36) for 21–22 year olds;
  • a youth development rate for 18–20 year olds of £6.83 (increased from £6.56);
  • a rate of £4.81 (up from £4.62) for 16–17 year olds;
  • the apprentice rate will increase by 11.9% to £4.81 (from £4.30); and
  • the accommodation offset will be £8.70 (up from £8.36).

 Statutory rates:

 With effect from April 2022:

  • the rates for Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Paternity Pay, Statutory Adoption Pay, Statutory Shared Parental Pay, Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay and Maternity Allowance will all increase from £151.97 to £156.66 per week; and
  • the rate for Statutory Sick Pay will increase from £96.35 to £99.35 per week.

Should you require any further information or advice, please contact any member of the Employment Law Unit:-                                                                      

Tel: 028 9024 5034

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Every care has been taken in the preparation of this bulletin; readers are advised however to seek legal advice in relation to specific issues.