The government has recently announced its decision to freeze the minimum wage for everyone under 21 and this news has been immediately welcomed by the majority of employers. The introduction of the frozen minimum wage is expected to become a good solution to many problems including the recruitment of the young. Such a decision to freeze the minimum wage is likely to make employers take the young on and thus help them find a job in the long run.
One of the reasons of the minimum wage decision was the desire to prevent the young people from leaving education and starting their career at such an early age. It is expected that the difference between the income of a 16-year-old and a 22-year-old, provided that they are involved in the same activity and industry, will significantly increase and become up to £228.80 to £5,221. Such numbers are definitely impressing and cause a great number of discussions and questions by the puzzled young and some of the employers.
Such a change concerning the minimum wage was offered by the Low Pay Commission (LPC) that believed it was a great method to make the young study and complete education instead of working and neglecting it. Such an incentive seems to be quite favorable, however, the time will show whether this is true or not. The announcement was made by Vince Cable and in his opinion such a decision and its acceptance were not easy. It is no news that the young experience serious difficulties in finding a good job in the long run and it is important to encourage employers to think of the young people and recruit them.
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