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MPs ask experts to review impact of higher minimum wage for zero-hours workers

A minister has written to low pay experts to formally seek their views on the impact of higher minimum wage rates for those on zero-hours contracts and non-guaranteed hours.

While this firms up the government’s vow to consult on the recommendation made in the Taylor review in July 2017, experts say the real test will be whether it decides to implement it in the future.

In February, the government’s ‘Good Work’ plan responded to Good Work: The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, its commissioned report by policy expert Matthew Taylor, with a series of further consultations on a number of the report’s proposals. One was the introduction a higher minimum wage rate for workers on zero or non-guaranteed hours.

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April 10, 2018

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