The National Minimum Wage increases from today (Friday 1st April 2022).
The National Minimum Wage (NMW) will increase as follows:
|New Rate (from April 2022)||Previous Rate (April 2021 – March 2022)|
|Age 23 or over (National Living Wage)||£9.50||£8.91|
|Age 21 to 22||£9.18||£8.36|
|Age 18 to 20||£6.83||£6.56|
|Age 16 to 17||£4.81||£4.62|
Other statutory rate increases to be aware of which apply from April 2022 are:
- The maximum limit on a week’s pay for calculating statutory redundancy pay increases from £544 to £571. This is applicable from 6 April 2022.
- Statutory sick pay increases from £96.35 to £99.35. This is applicable from 6 April 2022.
- The maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal increases from £89,493 to £93,878 (or one year’s pay, if lower). This is applicable from 6 April 2022.
- Statutory maternity pay, statutory paternity pay, statutory adoption pay, statutory adoption pay, statutory shared parental pay and statutory parental bereavement pay increase from £151.97 to £156.66. This is applicable from 3 April 2022.