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Low Pay Commission recommends 3% increase to adult NMW to £6.70

The Low Pay Commission (LPC) has recommended to the Government that the adult rate of the National Minimum Wage (NMW), which applies to workers aged 21 and over, should rise by 3% to £6.70 from October 2015. As well as its recommendation for the adult rate, the Low Pay Commission has also recommended an increase of:

–  3.3% to £5.30 in the Youth Development Rate, which applies to 18-20 year olds;

–  2.2% to £3.87 in the 16-17 Year Old Rate;

–  2.6% to £2.80 in the Apprentice Rate, which applies to all apprentices in year one of an apprenticeship, and 16-18 year old apprentices in any year of an apprenticeship;

–  27 pence in the accommodation offset to £5.35 (the maximum daily sum employers who provide accommodation can deduct towards the NMW).

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