Changes to National Minimum Wage April 2023

The increase in National Minimum Wage will come into effect on 1st April 2023.

Below Is the new minimum wage rate almost all workers are entitled to by law.

  • Age 23 or over: £10.42
  • Age 21 to 22 – £10.18
  • Age 18 to 20 – £7.49
  • Age 16 to 17 – £5.28
  • Apprentice – £5.28 *

*Note on Apprentices

Apprentices are entitled to the apprentice rate if they are either:
  • Aged under 19
  • Aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship

Apprentices who are aged 19 or over are entitled to the National Minimum Wage for their age once they have completed the first year of their apprenticeship.

Example: An apprentice aged 23 would receive £5.28 per hour for the first year of their apprenticeship. When they reached the age of 24, they are entitled to receive £10.42 per hour even if they have not yet completed their apprenticeship.

Other Statutory Payments from April 2023:

  • Statutory maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental and parental bereavement pay will increase to £172.48 per week.
  • Statutory Sick Pay – increase to £109.40 per week. (up from £99.35 per week)

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