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20 Years of the UK National Minimum Wage

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GCSE, AS, A-Level, IB
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AQA, Edexcel, OCR, IB, Eduqas, WJEC

Last updated 7 Apr 2019

The UK minimum wage came into force in April 1999. For workers aged 25 and over, the minimum wage (now known as the National Living Wage) is £8.21 an hour.

Here are some links to resources and articles on the UK minimum wage.

The main collection of Tutor2u study resources on the minimum wage and related labour market issues can be found here - click this link

Evaluating the effects of the minimum wage

Recent articles:

Minimum wage: How high could the lowest salaries go? (BBC News)

Hamish McRae (Independent) on 20 years of the minimum wage (The Independent)

Minimum wage marks 20 years without negative impact on jobs (Financial Times)

How high can Britain’s minimum wage go? (The Economist)

Related tweets on the UK minimum wage

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