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 2014:
- the rate for adults should increase from £6.31 to £6.50
- the development rate which covers workers aged 18 to 20 years old should increase from £5.03 to £5.13
- the rate for 16 to 17 year olds should increase from £3.72 to £3.79
- the apprentice rate should increase from £2.68 to £2.73
The government accepts these recommendations in full.