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Welfare Reform on the Web (November 2006): Minimum wage - UK

2006 minimum wage report


European Industrial Relations Review, issue 392, 2006, p.17-19

The UK Low Pay Commission has published its sixth annual report, which recommends:

  • An increase in the adult minimum wage rate to £5.35 per hour, in the development rate to £4.45and in the young person’s rate to £3.30
  • A full review of all apprenticeship options
  • That salary sacrifice schemes and childcare vouchers should not count towards the national minimum wage
  • An increase in the accommodation offset to £4.15 a day
  • Better enforcement of the national minimum wage in low-paying sectors employing large numbers of migrant worker.
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