National Minimum Wage increase

26 Oct 21 by Charlotte Ashton
National Minimum Wage

The government has announced that the National Minimum Wage (NMW) will increase to £9.50 an hour from April 2022 for employees aged 23 or over. Younger workers will also get an increase with people aged 21-22 set to receive £9.18 per hour, those aged 18-20 will get £6.83 per hour, and earnings for under 18s, along with those on the apprentice rate, will increase to £4.81 per hour.

Employers should plan ahead now to factor in these increased costs, particularly in the current climate which has seen a shortage of workers — subsequently leading to an increase in wages in a bid to bolster demand — across several industries.  

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Post by Charlotte Ashton

Senior Solicitor – Head of Immigration, ESP Law Ltd

Charlotte has over 10 years’ experience in all aspects of employment law, having qualified as a solicitor in 2009. She trained in-house with a large UK company, covering 45,000 employees, and moved to private practice on qualification. Charlotte enjoys helping growing companies understand their legal obligations and has given training and presentations to start up entrepreneurs, and business students, at a local University. Charlotte also specialises in business immigration law for the UK and has helped employers obtain sponsor licences in order to recruit from outside the UK.