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National Living Wage to increase by 2.2%

The Government has announced that the National Living Wage will increase by 2.2 per cent in 2021.

From April 2021, the National Living Wage (NLW) will reach £8.91, up from £8.72 in April 2020, and will be extended to 23 and 24 year olds for the first time.

The National Minimum Wage for other age groups will also increase in 2021:

  • 21-22 Year Old rate – £8.36
  • 18-20 Year Old rate – £6.56
  • 16-17 Year Old rate – £4.62
  • Apprentice rate – £4.30
  • Accommodation Offset – £8.36

The Government has set a new target for the NLW, to reach two-thirds of median earnings by 2024.

The age threshold for the rate will also come down to 23 next year and to 21 by 2024.

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