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Raise the minimum wage for people aged 16-17 to match that for 18-year-olds

Submitted by Ellouise Moss on Wednesday 16th November 2022

Published on Monday 21st November 2022

Current status: Open

Open until: Sunday 21st May 2023

Current Signatures: 20
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Petition Action

Raise the minimum wage for people aged 16-17 to match that for 18-year-olds

Petition Details

For individuals aged 16-18 working the same job, the pay should be the same as long as they have the same experience level. The minimum wage for 16-17 year olds should be increased to match the minimum wage for 17 year olds.

Additional Information

With the increase in cost of living and the current economic climate many young people aged 16-17 are unable to provide for themselves. At this age young people are becoming more independent, taking driving lessons, and having to pay increased prices on public transport. Young people aged 16-17 are entitled to a minimum wage of £4.81 but 18-year-olds are entitled to at least £6.83. Increasing the minimum wage for 16-17 year olds could encourage young people to seek out employment.

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