This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
Provides the government's responses to the Low Pay Commission recommendations on national minimum wage rates.
- from £6.50 to £6.70 for adults
- from £5.13 to £5.30 for the development rate that covers workers aged 18 to 20 years old
- from £3.79 to £3.87 for 16 to 17 year olds
The government accepts these recommendations in full.
Government has concluded that the apprentice rate should be £3.30. This is an increase of 57p an hour (21%) from £2.73 to £3.30 for the apprentice rate.
The Secretary of State Vince Cable has made a written statement in the House of Commons outlining the government’s response.