The United Kingdom raises the minimum wage

The UK raised the minimum wage by about 2%, as planned, and would be effective for nearly two million workers.

Unlike the minimum wage in Spain, it is the minimum wage United kingdom It is divided into several sections according to the age of the worker.

Below is the apprenticeship wage, which rose 3.6% to EGP 4.3 an hour. The SMI for workers under the age of 18 came to 4.62 pounds, up 1.5%. The minimum wage for those between the ages of 18 and 20 is 6.56 EGP, an increase of 1.7%.

With regard to the national income index for people between the ages of 21 and 22, the salary increase was 2% to reach EGP 8.36, while the “national living wage” for workers over the age of 23 was determined at EGP 8.91, which is 2.2 % More.

The government also made a decision to lower the upper part of the minimum wage scale. Previously it was reserved for employees 25 years and over, now it is reserved for those over 23.

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, He pointed out that “the minimum wage and the living standards have grown every year since they were implemented, which supports the lowest wages, and despite the challenges we face today, this year will not be different.”

On the other hand, Rishi Sunak, the country’s Minister of Economy and Finance, explained, “We know that the past year has been very difficult for companies and families across the country. This wage increase will help support employees as we firmly reopen the economy and get more people back to work “.

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The goal of the British government is for the “national living wage” to reach two-thirds of the average wage in the country by 2024.

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