National Minimum Wage rates 2023/24

17 November 2022

The UK government has accepted the proposals from the Low Pay Commission (LPC) on the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates from April 2023.

But what are those rates? The LPC has released the rates as below:


Rate from April 2023

Current rate (April 2022 to March 2023)


National Living Wage




21-22 Year Old Rate




18-20 Year Old Rate




16-17 Year Old Rate




Apprentice Rate




Accommodation Offset




 Once again, the 21–22 year-old rate has been increased by a bigger percentage than other rates. This appears to be in preparation for the National Living Wage (NLW) to apply to all workers over 21, targeted to be implemented in April 2024.

Workers across the nation will welcome this announcement, however, employers will need to carefully plan for the impacts of increased staffing costs.

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