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Welfare Reform on the Web (September 1999): Minimum Wage - UK

THE BRITISH NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE

D. Metcalf

British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 37, 1999, p.171-201

Paper outlines the history of minimum wage regulation culminating in 1997 in the establishment of the Low Pay Commission and the introduction of the national minimum wage in 1999.

DODGERS OF MINIMUM WAGE FACE TAX PROBE

B. Clement

Independent, June 29th 1999, p.6.

The government has declared war on employers who refuse to pay the minimum wage by insisting their confidential tax files will be opened to scrutiny.

THE MINIMUM WAGE

D. Nicholls

Young people now, June 1999, p.32-33

Outlines some of the main provisions of the minimum wage legislation, emphasising how it applies to young people.

TORIES 'WILL KEEP MINIMUM WAGE'

R. Shrimsley

Daily Telegraph, May 28th 1999, p.2

The Tories are preparing to abandon their outright opposition to the minimum wage. Instead they are studying options for limiting its impact and increasing the number of workers who would be ineligible for the minimum.

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