Minimum Wage increased rates - April 2022

29 Mar 2022 Eamonn McKee    Last updated: 29 Mar 2022

The National Minimum and National Living Wage rates will increase on 1 April 2022.

The new rates for the national minimum wage and the national living wage are set out below and are increasing on 1 April 2022. The National Living Wage is the rate set by the Government for those aged 23 and over.  The minimum rates set are the hourly rate that workers should be paid by their employers depending on age or whether they are an apprentice. 

Further information can be found on the NIBusinessinfo website.



Current rate (since April 2021)

New rate from April 2022


National Living Wage (23 years old and over)




National Minimum Wage adult rate (21-22 years old)




National Minimum Wage (18-20 years old)




National Minimum Wage (16-17 years old)




National Minimum Wage (apprentice rate)




Accommodation Offset



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