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Experiences and Perceived Impacts of the Apprenticeship Minimum Wage: A Qualitative Scoping Study

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This week (5-11 February) marks National Apprenticeship Week. While attention is often on the LPC’s work recommending the National Living Wage rate, we also make recommendations on the minimum wage for apprentices (the Apprentice Rate). This is the minimum hourly …

Access to work and access to workers - Simon Sapper's reflections on his first visit as a Commissioner

Simon Sapper's appointment to the Low Pay Commission was confirmed last week, but he has already taken part in one of our evidence-gathering visits. Here is what he heard in Barnstaple at the end of May... It’s like there’s a …

Researchers - the Low Pay Commission needs your help.

As far as we are aware there is no global league table ranking public policies by the breadth and depth of their evidence base. But - if there were - then the UK minimum wage would surely appear somewhere near …

New minimum wage rates for under 25s: why are they different?

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Age/group Previous hourly rate New hourly rate National Living Wage (25+) £7.20 £7.20 21-24 year olds £6.70 £6.95 18-20 year olds £5.30 £5.55 16-17 year olds £3.87 £4.00 Apprentices £3.30 £3.40 On Saturday (1 October), the minimum wages for workers …