Monthly Archives: April 2013

New National Minimum Wage Rates Announced

The following National Minimum Wage Rates will come into force from 1 October 2013: The      adult rate will increase by 12p from £6.19 to £6.31 per hour. The      rate for 18-20 year olds will increase by 5p from £4.98 to £5.03 per hour. The      rate for 16-17 year olds will increase by 4p from £3.68 to £3.72 Continue Reading
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Employers to design own apprenticeship schemes

Employers will be able to design and develop their own apprenticeship standards and qualifications, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced. The decision follows last year's review by entrepreneur Doug Richard, which found apprenticeships should be more focused on the needs of employers in order to encourage take-up, address skill shortages and boost growth. Government plans include: employers setting industry Continue Reading
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