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Welfare Reform on the Web (June 2004): Minimum Wage - UK

PROTECTING YOUNG WORKERS: THE NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE

Low Pay Commission

London: TSO, 2004 (Cm 6152)

The paper recommends that in October 2004 the adult rate of minimum wage should be increased to £4.85 per hour and the development rate should be increased to £4.10. It further recommends that a minimum wage should be introduced for 16-17 year olds in October 2004 set at £3.00.

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