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Friday, 24 May 2024 – 23:05

National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rise in UK

A 6.2% increase in the UK’s National Living Wage comes into effect today, while the National Minimum Wage has also increased.

The increases were announced on New Year’s Eve just before the start of 2020. Speaking at the time, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said,

“For too long, people haven’t seen the pay rises they deserve.”

From 1 April, the new rates are as follows;

  New Rate Increase
25+ (National Living Wage) £8.72 6.2%
21-24 £8.20 6.5%
18-20 £6.45 4.9%
Under 18s £4.55 4.6%
Apprentices £4.15 6.4%


For analysis and more information about the increases, check out our article following the announcement of the increases here.

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