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National Minimum Wage Bill 2019-20

Published Monday, February 10, 2020

The National Minimum Wage Bill 2019-20 was introduced by Paula Barker MP following the Private Members' Bills Ballot on 9 January 2020. First reading took place on 5 February 2020 and the Bill's second reading is due on 26 June 2020.

Bill summary

A Bill to make provision about the national minimum wage; and for connected purposes.

The Library will produce a briefing or material for the second reading debate and this page will be updated when it is made available.  

The second reading paper may be updated as the Bill goes through Parliament; alternatively additional papers will be added to this page to reflect the Bill’s progress


Further reading

Progress of Bill 

Private Members' Bill ballot : 9 January 2020 

The National Minimum Wage: rates and enforcement, House of Commons Library Briefing, 11 April 2018

Parliamentary material on the minimum wage 2018-



National Minimum Wage and Living Wage, DBEIS


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Commons Briefing papers CBP-8819

Author: Daniel Ferguson

Topic: Pay

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