Report Recommends Same Minimum Wage For All Age Groups

As it stands, lower rates apply for those under 20.

The Low Pay Commission is recommending the same minimum wage rate be introduced for all age groups. 

The current law allows for lower rates of pay for those under the age of 20. 

The minimum wage for 19-year-olds is 90% of the prevailing rate, while for 18-year-olds it's 80%, and 70% for those 17 and under. 

Pat McDonagh, Managing Director of Supermac's, believes those above the age of 20 should be paid more to reflect their experience:

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