Apprenticeship pay (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4604
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Apprentices are classed as in employment not full time training, and as such are no longer classed as a dependant if their parent claims working tax credit, housing benefit or a council tax reduction. A young apprentice on the National Minimum Wage for apprentices working a 35 hour week will earn £95.55 a week. Do you think this is enough money to live on independently a week in London, or enough to subsidise the loss of the parental income?

Answer

Answer for Apprenticeship pay (1)

Answer for Apprenticeship pay (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I support the London Living Wage including paying apprentices in London at this rate. That is why the GLA Group leads by example in paying apprentices the London Living Wage and continues to encourage employers in London to pay the London Living Wage.