Think tank attacked over youth pay

Press Association
A teenage girl watching a stack of British Pound coins
A teenage girl watching a stack of British Pound coins

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%A right-of-centre think tank has been attacked for calling for the national minimum wage to be abolished for apprentices and under-18s.

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) said the statutory rate had failed to reduce poverty since it was introduced 15 years ago, and actually hit job opportunities for the young and unskilled.