In a move widely trailed beforehand and so incurring the wrath of the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Government in the Budget have proposed to increase the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage from April 2022. The headline rate is £9.50 an hour, an increase of 6.6%, or 59 pence on the existing rate. This move paves the way for the rate to be in excess of £10 per hour come 2023.
The rates in full are:
National Living Wage for 23 years old and over £9.50
21 and 22 years old £9.18
18 – 20 years old £6.83
16 and 17 years old £4.81