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National minimum wage: response to Low Pay Commission 2014 report

Provides 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 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.

Published 12 March 2014