New rates in force from 1 April 2022
The new National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates to be in force from 1 April 2022 are as below:
Worker’s age Current rate From April 2022
Workers aged 23 and over (the National Living Wage) £8.91 £9.50
21-22 year olds £8.36 £9.18
18-20 year olds £6.56 £6.83
16-17 year olds £4.62 £4.81
Apprentices aged under 19/in first year of apprenticeship £4.30 £4.81
New Vento bands for injury to feelings and psychiatric injury have been released by the Presidents of England & Wales and Scotland.
A fifth addendum to the Presidential Guidance (which was originally published on 5 September 2017) was published on 28 March 2022. The addendum updates, but does not otherwise replace, the first, second, third and fourth addenda, which remain relevant to claims presented before 6 April 2022.
The updated Vento bands, which apply to any claims presented on or after 6 April 2022, shall be as follows:
a lower band of £990 to £9,900 (less serious cases);
a middle band of £9,900 to £29,600 (cases that do not merit an award in the upper band); and
an upper band of £29,600 to £49,300 (the most serious cases), with the most exceptional cases capable of exceeding £49,300.
In respect of claims presented in Scotland, the bands remain subject to paragraph 12 of the Presidential Guidance issued on 5 September 2017.
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