Low Pay Commission

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Information on the National Minimum Wage Increase

Information about how the National Minimum Wage rate will increase from €10.20 to €10.50 per hour from 1 January 2022.


The Low Pay Commission makes recommendations to the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment designed to set a minimum wage that is fair and sustainable.

When appropriate the minimum wage can be adjusted to assist as many low-paid workers as possible without harming overall employment or competitiveness.

In 2021, the Low Pay Commission recommended the rate of the National Minimum Wage for an adult worker be fixed at a rate of €10.50 per hour. This recommendation was accepted by government and will come into effect from 1st January 2022.