J.N. Morris et al
New Review of the Low Pay Unit no.68, 2001, p.11-13
The minimum cost of a healthy lifestyle is calculated to be £131.86 per week for a single working man aged 18-30 living away from home. When the national minimum wage was introduced in April 1999 a man aged 18-21 would have had to have worked 51 hours, and at age 22 plus 42.5 hours to earn the disposable income to meet these costs.
Labour Research, vol.90, May 2001, p.10-12
The TUC is asking for significant improvements to the minimum wage scheme, including: