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From April 2024 the National living wage (NLW) and the national minimum wage (NMW) are increasing. As an employer you need to make sure that all your employees earn at least the NMW.

In April 2024 there is  a change in the age bands for the NMW, as a new band ‘Age 21 and over‘ replaces  ‘Age 21 to 22’ and ‘Age 23 and over’, thus lowering the age that the National living wage is received.

Wage band Previous rate

(from 1 April 2023)

Rate from April 2024
Age 23 or over (National Living Wage) £10.42 N/A
Age 21 or over (National Living Wage) N/A £11.44
Age 21 to 22 £10.18 N/A
Age 18 to 20 £7.49 £8.60
Under 18 £5.28 £6.40
Apprentice £5.28 £6.40

We can confirm that dhpayroll will automatically uplift hourly rates of pay and salaries for our clients’ employees in the April 2024 payroll, should the salary payments otherwise have fallen below the minimum salary for their age.


For more information on how the NLW and NMW rates are calculate by the government please look at the supporting documentation published by GOV.UK:

Minimum wage rates for 2024 – GOV.UK (


Post by admin
Feb 1, 2024 3:47:55 PM