National minimum wage changes from 1 April 2023.

The living wage rate for workers aged 23 or over increases to £10.42 per hour (previously £9.50).

The national minimum wage rate for workers aged 21 to 22 increases to £10.18 per hour (previously £9.18).

The rate for workers aged 18 to 20 increases to £7.49 per hour (previously £6.83).

The rate for workers who are under 18 but above the compulsory school age (and not apprentices) increases to £5.28 per hour (previously £4.81).

The apprentice rate for workers aged under 19 or in the first year of an apprenticeship also increases to £5.28 per hour (previously £4.81).

Employers should budget and prepare for the new rates, from 1 April 2023.