UK: 2022 National Living Wage Increased

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • UK National Living Wage will increase by 6.6% in April 2022 


The UK government announced that the National Living Wage (NLW) will rise to £9.50 on Apr. 1, 2022. The National Living Wage is the obligatory minimum wage that workers over the age of 23 must be paid in the UK. For additional information on the rate increase based on worker age click here.  

What are the Changes?

The UK government will increase the NLW by 59 pence or 6.6% in April 2022.  This increase will support the wages and living standards of low-paid workers and is part of the government’s goal of significantly increasing the NLW earnings by 2024.  

Looking Ahead 

At this time, minimum wage requirements impacting immigration applications have not been announced. Continue to check the UK government’s website for future announcements and Envoy’s website for further information.  


Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.