The National Living Wage Increases In April

On the 1st of April 2021 the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage both increase. Additionally, the age at which workers will become eligible for the National Living Wage will be lowered ...

This means that from the 1st of April, all workers ages 23 and over must be paid the National Living Wage or above. The Chancellor announced this change in last November's Spending Review and it means that the National Living Wage rate increases by 2.2% from £8.72 to £8.91 in April.

"This is a pay rise of £345 for any full-time employee who is on this rate!"

For those aged 21 and 22, the new rate is £8.36, for 18 to 20-year-olds it's £6.56 and for under 18s it is £4.62. The Apprentice rate is £4.30 per hour. These all come into force on the 1st of April 2021..

So, what do you have to do now? Well, be ready for the change on the 1st of April 2021 and make the necessary changes to your payroll to accommodate the new pay rate of all workers on your payroll who are aged 23 or over.

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One of the services I offer is a handholding session to help you make changes to your payroll ready for the new rates to come into force. I can work with you remotely to ensure the new rates are applied to all your workers and ensure your first payroll in April goes smoothly.

If anything I've written here resonates with you, call me on 01604 420057 and let's see how we can help you.