Apprenticeship minimum wage

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-10-23
Session date: 
October 23, 2013
Reference: 
2013/3919
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The Apprenticeship Pay Survey published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in October 2013 shows that 29 per cent of apprentices were not paid the minimum wage in 2012 and the number of apprentices paid below the minimum wage has increased by 45 per cent from 2011.  What action are you taking to ensure that apprentices are being paid at least the minimum wage in London?

Answer

Answer for Apprenticeship minimum wage

Answer for Apprenticeship minimum wage

Answered By: 
The Mayor

We are committed to ensuring that all GLA family apprentices receive the London Living Wage and at least the minimum wage across the rest of London.  In October, the National Apprenticeship Service instructed providers to inform all new apprentices of their rights under the minimum wage legislation.