What is the Minimum Wage in UK 2022?
The minimum wage rate per hour in UK increased with effect from 1 April 2022:
- National Living Wage for over-23s: from £8.91 to £9.50 an hour
- 21-22 Year Old Rate: from £8.36 to £9.18
- 18-20 Year Old Rate: from £6.56 to £6.83
- 16-17 Year Old Rate: from £4.62 to £4.81
- The Apprentice rate: from £4.30 to £4.81
The apprentice rate applies to people aged under 19, or people over 19 but in the first year of their apprenticeship.
Further, if apprentices are older than 19 and have finished the first year of their apprenticeship, they are entitled to the relevant minimum wage for their age group.
Moreover, the minimum wage rate is the same across all over the United Kingdom (UK).
How it Works?
- The UK National Minimum Wage fixes the minimum wage a worker can be paid per hour by law.
- Further, there are two types of National Wage: a) the National Living Wage applies to workers over the age of 23 and b) the National Minimum Wage applies to workers above school leaving age but under 23.
- Moreover, the levels for both – along with the apprentice rate – usually increase every April.
- However, if any employer not paying the minimum wage will fine by the UK tax authority, HMRC.
- Furthermore, if you think you should be getting the minimum wage and aren’t, you can complain via the HMRC website.
Which workers can get?
, Moreover, according to government guidance, workers can be:
- part-time workers,
- casual workers
- agency workers
- piecemeal workers
- workers on probation
- disabled workers
- agricultural workers
- foreign workers
- seafarers or offshore workers