Here we have our annual update on the changes to statutory pay rates taking effect from April 2023.

National Minimum Wage

New Rate from 1 April 2023       Old Rate Increase
National Living Wage £10.42     £9.50 9.7%
21-22 Year Old Rate £10.18     £9.18 10.9%
18-20 Year Old Rate £7.49     £6.83 9.7%
16-17 Year Old Rate £5.28     £4.81 9.7%
Apprentice Rate (*) £5.28     £4.81 9.7%
Accommodation Offset £9.10     £8.70 4.6%

(*) – The apprentice rate is for apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.  All other apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Wage applicable to their age.

Other Statutory Pay Updates

Statutory Family-Related Pay – the weekly rate of statutory maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental pay will increase on 2 April 2023 to £172.48 (up from £156.66).

Statutory Sick Pay – the weekly rate of statutory sick pay will increase on 6 April 2023 to £109.40 (up from £99.35).

Statutory Redundancy Pay – the weekly rate of pay for the purpose of redundancy pay calculations will from 6 April 2023 be capped at £643, increasing from £571.

Tribunal Awards – the maximum possible statutory award for redundancy will increase to £19,290 (up from £17,130).  The maximum compensatory award for ordinary unfair dismissal will increase to the lesser of 1 year’s pay or £105,707 (up from £93,878).  These changes take effect on 6 April 2023.

Please update your payroll systems to take account of the new rates and avoid potential penalties or public naming and shaming by HMRC!

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