A while ago I blogged about the National Minimum wage and listed a petition that has been started on the Prime Ministers official website asking him to change the law in order that people qualify for the full rate at 18, rather than the current age of 22.
To date the petition has accumulated 62 signatures in support of the move – this really isn’t enough. I feel really passionate about this subject. Quite simply, an adult should get the adult rate and an 18 year old, in law, is and adult regardless of which jurisdiction of the United Kingdom that they live in . This is nothing other than state sanctioned exploitation of 18-21 year olds.
If you support this move then please join with the petition creator and the other 61 people listed and add your name to it. The more names on the petition, the more the government is likely to pay attention to it.
The petition can be found here.
Unfortunately, you must be a British citizen or resident to sign the petition