The government's responses to the Low Pay Commission main recommendations on national minimum wage rates.
This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
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Explains the government’s responses to the Low Pay Commission (LPC) recommendations. The LPC has recommended that the hourly rates for the national minimum wage (NMW) should increase in October 2013:
The LPC recommended that the apprentice rate should remain at £2.65.
The government accepts most of these recommendations but explains why the apprentice rate should also be increased by 3 pence from 1 October 2013.
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