The Government has recently announced that the
minimum wage will be increased to £3.70 from £3.60 in October.
The Youth rate payable for workers aged 18-21 will
rise in June from £3.00 to £3.20. There is to be no change to the
treatment of 21 year olds who will continue to be treated as young
workers rather than adults for these purposes.
The Low Pay Commission has been asked to monitor
the impact of the minimum wage to assess whether there is a case
for a further increase in 2001. A report is likely in July
If you require further information or advice on the
minimum wage or any other issue with employment law implications
please contact Simon Jeffreys on 0171 367 3000 or e-mail