Search
Close this search box.

UK plans to simplify and boost apprenticeship pay

Business Secretary Vince Cable has outlined proposals to simplify and boost the national minimum wage for apprentices, making apprenticeships an even more financially attractive route for young people deciding whether to go into full time employment or to earn whilst they learn.

Business Secretary Vince Cable has outlined proposals to simplify and boost the national minimum wage for apprentices, making apprenticeships an even more financially attractive route for young people deciding whether to go into full time employment or to earn whilst they learn. Based on the current national minimum wage (NMW) rates for 16 to 17 year olds, the proposal would give around 31,000 apprentices in the first year of their programme a pay rise of more than £1 an hour, rising from £2.73 to £3.79 per hour. The new policy would create a single NMW rate for 16 to 17 year olds and for all apprentices in the first year of their programme. It will also make it easier for employers to understand and comply with minimum wage law, streamlining the number of NMW rates from 4 to 3.

Content Note

The aim is to provide summary information and comment on the subject areas covered. In particular, where employment tribunal and appellate court cases are reported, the information does not set out full details of all the facts, the legal arguments presented by the parties and the judgments made in every aspect of the case. Click on the links provided to access full details. If no link is provided contact us for further information. Employment law is subject to constant change either by statute or by interpretation by the courts. While every care has been taken in compiling this information, SM&B cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. Specialist legal advice must be taken on any legal issues that may arise before embarking upon any formal course of action.

Read more

Latest News

Read More

Is your business ESG savvy enough?

20 February 2024

Newsletter

Receive the latest HR news and strategic content

Please note, as per the GDPR Legislation, we need to ensure you are ‘Opted In’ to receive updates from ‘theHRDIRECTOR’. We will NEVER sell, rent, share or give away your data to third parties. We only use it to send information about our products and updates within the HR space To see our Privacy Policy – click here

Latest HR Jobs

London School of Economics and Political Science – Human ResourcesSalary: £29,935 to £33,104 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £35,441 pa inclusive of London

£75,000-80,000 + £8,000 car allowance + bonus. The role will also require regular travel to the main sites in East Midlands region. £75,000 – £80,000

To help solve the biggest flow-control challenges, customers worldwide rely on the product lines, engineering, project management and service expertise of…From Flowserve – Sat, 23

Our HR operations/shared services teams are the engine of HR – they ensure that our colleague lifecycle runs smoothly, and that our service and performance…From

Read the latest digital issue of theHRDIRECTOR for FREE

Read the latest digital issue of theHRDIRECTOR for FREE