Video: Rise in minimum wage

The Government has announced that the minimum wage is to rise by 20 pence an hour from October.

Tuesday, 17th March 2015, 3:43 pm

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg discussed the announcement that the national minimum wage is to increase by 20p an hour to £6.70.

A minimum wage of under £3 would be “pretty low even for apprentices”, Nick Clegg said as the Government overruled a pay body to award a significantly bigger rise to people learning on the job.

The change will see the minimum wage go up to £6.70 from its current level of £6.50.

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More than one million people across the UK are set to benefit from the three per cent increase.

Minimum wages for 18 to 20-year-olds will also go up by three per cent from October, from £5.13 to £5.30, and by two per cent for 16 and 17-year-olds, taking the rate to £3.87

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