National Minimum Wage and National Living 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 new minimum wage rates apply to eligible workers in Northern Ireland from 1 April 2023.
Minimum wage – increased rates from April 2023
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||Increase|
|National Living Wage (23 years old and over)||£9.50||£10.42||9.7%|
|National Minimum Wage adult rate (21-22 years old)||£9.18||£10.18||10.9%|
|National Minimum Wage (18-20 years old)||£6.83||£7.49||9.7%|
|National Minimum Wage (16-17 years old)||£4.81||£5.28||9.7%|
|National Minimum Wage (apprentice rate)||£4.81||£5.28||9.7%|
Read more on National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates.