Apprentices: Living Wage

(asked on 13th September 2017) - View Source

Question to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy:

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government has plans to increase the national living wage for apprentices above £3.50 per hour.

Answered by
Margot James Portrait
Margot James
This question was answered on 10th October 2017

The independent Low Pay Commission (LPC) review and recommend the National Minimum Wage rates each year, following extensive consultation and analysis. Their recommendations for 2018 will be provided to the Government in autumn, and Ministers will announce the rates, including the apprentice rate, to apply from April 2018 following that.

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