Make the national minimum wage the same irrespective of age difference.

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The national minimum wage currently varies depending on age categories.  I believe that regardless of age a person doing the same job to the same standard deserves equal pay, this is modern day ageism and does not serve to encourage equality of opportunity in gaining employment.  Employers want to minimise expenditure so many are following the trend to hire younger employees in the under 18 or 18- 20 age bracket to pay £4.20 to £ 5.90 an hour.  Many good workers over the age of 25 are being dismissed and replaced by younger workers to cut costs or simply not hired at all in the first place.  I want to see this ageism scrapped and have the national minimun wage set at £7.83 p/h for every employee regardless of age.   



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