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National minimum wage, 12/03/14 [E/NI/S/W]

Written statement by Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, on the Low Pay Commission’s recommendations for updating the national minimum wage from October 2014.

He said “The commission has recommended increasing the development rate, which covers workers aged 18 to 20-years-old, from £5.03 to £5.13 and increasing the rate for 16 to 17-year-olds from £3.72 to £3.79. It recommends that the apprentice rate should increase from £2.68 to £2.73”.

The government accepts all the rate recommendations.

For full details see the House of Commons Hansard 12 March 2014 which is available from the UK Parliament website.

Further Information

House of Commons Hansard 12 March 2014