On 6 June 2016, the House of Commons library published a
"debate pack" on the interaction between the bands of
National Minimum Wage and age discrimination. This is intended
mostly for MPs in a forthcoming parliamentary debate. The debate,
and the wish to reconnect with the rationale behind the minimum
wage banding has stemmed from a recent change to introduce a
National Living Wage and to change the 21- 24-year-old age band.
The primary concerns are that over 25s may be less attractive to
employers than younger, cheaper workers. Also, workers aged 21 to
24 are now in a new age band with the adult rate only affecting
National Minimum Wage is one circumstance where legislation
permits distinguishing on grounds of age. Parliamentary debates are
therefore perhaps significant in safeguarding against detrimental
changes which could have wide-ranging impact. It seems likely there
will be a re-analysis of the rationale behind the current need for
a National Minimum Wage (or National Living Wage) that
distinguishes on grounds of age.
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