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Minimum Wage rates increase from 1 April 2023

Employers should be aware that all minimum wage rates increase on 1 April of each year. This includes all National Minimum Wage rates and the National Living Wage rate.

The hourly rate for the minimum wage depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice.

You must be at least:

  • school leaving age to get the National Minimum Wage
  • aged 23 to get the National Living Wage - the minimum wage will still apply for workers aged 22 and under.

See the table below that shows the current minimum wage rates and new rates from April 2023:


Current rate (since April 2022)

New rate from April 2023


National Living Wage (23 years old and over)




National Minimum Wage adult rate (21-22 years old)




National Minimum Wage (18-20 years old)




National Minimum Wage (16-17 years old)




National Minimum Wage (apprentice rate)




Accommodation Offset




Further information can be found at: National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

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