National Minimum Wage Updates For April 2023

In the Autumn Statement in November 2022, it was announced increase to the National Living Wage (NLW), and the National Minimum Wage (NMW), these changes are set to take effect from 1st April 2023.

These were expected and saw the Government implement the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission (LPC).

Below is an expanded look at what has changed. These all came into effect on 1st April 2023.



Under 18

18 to 20

21 to 22

NLW & 23 & Over

April 22






April 23






Change Increase






In the next couple of weeks, check your wages and speak with your employer to make sure you are receiving the pay rate you are due. It is against the law for an employer to pay you less than the National Minimum Wage. Our system has been designed to ensure that no-one is paid below this rate as a protection for both you and us.

The standard tax code of 1275L has not changed, but if you live in Scotland, please be aware that the tax thresholds are different so we recommend that you check the government website.

As an employee you may note that your wages look a little different at the beginning of a new tax year. This is normal but does balance out after a couple of weeks.

If you need any help with this please contact us, we’re happy to help where we can.

Statutory Sick Pay has increased to £109.40/week and Statutory Maternity and Paternity payments to £172.48/week.

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