Provides the government's responses to the Low Pay Commission recommendations on national minimum wage rates.
This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
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 2015:
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.
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