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Minimum Wage for apprentices to rise

Minimum Wage for apprentices to rise

The national minimum wage for apprentices will increase next April from £4.30 to £4.81 per hour, the Treasury has confirmed.

The 51p increase equates to an 11.9 per cent rise as recommended by the Low Pay Commission.

It will take effect from April 1, 2022.

The National Living Wage for those aged 23 and older will also increase from £8.91 to £9.50 an hour.

The rate for 16 to 17-year-olds will rise from £4.62 to £4.81.

For 18- to 20-year-olds, the rate will go from £6.56 to £6.83 per hour, & for 21- to 22-year-olds the rate will go from £8.36 to £9.18 per hour.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to confirm the wage rises during tomorrows spending review and budget.

He said: “This is a government that is on the side of working people. This wage boost ensures we’re making work pay and keeps us on track to meet our target to end low pay by the end of this parliament.”

Minimum wage increases:

Group             Current rate (£/hr)   2022 rate (£/hour)  Cash increase % cash increase

NLW (23+)           £8.91                      £9.50                    59p                  6.6%

21–22-year-olds   £8.36                     £9.18                     82p                  9.8%

18–20-year-olds  £6.56                     £6.83                     27p                   4.1%

16–17-year-olds   £4.62                     £4.81                      19p                   4.1%

Apprentices        £4.30                     £4.81                      51p                  11.9%