Low Pay Commission’s minimum wage recommendations acceptedMonday, April 11th, 2011
The Government has confirmed that the increases to the National Minimum Wage recommended by the Low Pay Commission have been accepted.
The 2011 Report of the Low Pay Commission (LPC) was submitted to Government on 25 February 2011 and, on 7 April, the Government confirmed that all of the LPC’s recommendations had been accepted.
Accordingly, the National Minimum Wage rates will increase as follows from 1 October 2011:
|NMW hourly rates||October 2010||October 2011|
|Workers above school leaving age but under age 18||£3.64||£3.68|
|Workers age 18 to 20||£4.92||£4.98|
|All other workers||£5.93||£6.08|
|Accommodation Offset (daily rate)||£4.61||£4.73|
The LPC made two other recommendations,
- that the commissioning policies of local authorities and the NHS should reflect the actual costs of care, including the National Minimum Wage, and
- that the Government takes steps to raise awareness of the rules applying to payment of the National Minimum Wage for those undertaking internships, all other forms of work experience, and volunteering opportunities, and that these rules are effectively enforced by HMRC using its investigative powers.