Contact us
Back to news

National Minimum Wage and Living Wages Rates for 2022

15 March 2022 by Crystal HR & Payroll Ltd

National Minimum Wage and Living Wages Rates for 2022

What is the National Minimum Wage and what are the rates?

The National Minimum Wage is the minimum hourly rate of pay almost all workers are entitled to and should receive.

The new rates from 1st April 2022 are:

23 and over 21 to 22 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice
April 2021 (current rate) £8.91 £8.36 £6.56 £4.62 £4.30
April 2022 £9.50 £9.18 £6.83 £4.81 £4.81

Who qualifies for the minimum wage?

Anyone classed as a worker and at or over the school leaving age can get the minimum wage.

School leaving age is anyone who has left school on the last Friday in June and will be 16 by the end of the school summer holidays in England.

Details about school leaving age for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can be found here

National Living Wage

Crystal HR & Payroll is a member of the Living Wage Foundation, who have written a very good article on their website explaining what the living wage is, how it is worked out and who should receive the living wage along with more information.  Please visit their website to view the article and find out more about the living wage.

If you need help with anything in this article, or are looking to change your payroll provider or just outsource your payroll, please contact us for a no obligation quote.


Get in touch with us to see how you can benefit from our outsourced services