National Living Wage increases from April 2023

November 23rd 2022

The government has announced in its Autumn Statement the increases for the National Living Wage (NLW) from 1 April 2023. These are:

Age 23 or over (NLW rate): £10.42 (up 9.7% from £9.50).

Age 21 to 22: £10.18 (up 10.9% from £9.18).

Age 18 to 20: £7.49 (up 9.7% from £6.83).

Age 16 to 17: £5.28 (up 9.7% from £4.81).

Apprentice rate: £5.28 (up 9.7% from £4.81).

Accommodation offset amount: £9.10 (up 4.6% from £8.70).

Legislation will follow to implement this.

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Following the recommendations of the independent Low Pay Commission (LPC), the government will increase the NLW for individuals aged 23 and over by 9.7% to £10.42 an hour from 1 April 2023. This represents an increase of over £1,600 to the annual earnings of a full-time worker on the NLW and is expected to benefit over 2 million low paid workers.