NMW and NLW rate increases from 1st April 2022

The National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates will increase on 1‌‌‌ ‌April.

You must be at least:

  • school leaving age to get the National Minimum Wage

  • aged 23 to get the National Living Wage - the minimum wage will still apply for workers aged 22 and under

Here are the current and new rates:


Increasing from £4.30 to £4.81

Under 18

Increasing from £4.62 to £4.81


Increasing from £6.56 to £6.83


Increasing from £8.36 to £9.18

23 and over

Increasing from £8.91 to £9.50

For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates