Training Wage Bill (HC Bill 28)




Make provision that persons receiving a training wage are exempt from
legislation relating to the minimum wage; and for connected purposes.

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and
consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present
Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Training wage

(1) Any person who would otherwise qualify for entitlement to the national
minimum wage, as defined in the National Minimum Wage Act 1998, shall not
be so entitled if he or she has entered into a written contract of employment
5providing that his or her entitlement is to a training wage.

(2) A contract of employment providing a training wage must also include an
entitlement to training from the employer in skills relevant to the employment.

2 Short title, commencement and extent

(1) This Act may be cited as the Training Wage Act 2011.

(2) 10This Act comes into force on the day on which it is passed.

(3) This Act extends to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.