Low Pay Commission
This blog of the Low Pay Commission (LPC) provides an insight into how the LPC recommend youth, adult and apprentice minimum wage rates for the UK and the advice given to government on the National Living Wage.
We give you regular updates on our evidence gathering field trips around the UK, new statistical analysis on UK labour market data, an insight into our Commissioners as well as a behind-the-scenes look at why we do the work we do and take the positions we take. We also invite you to discuss your views on with us.
Finding out about low pay challenges in Leicester: Neil Carberry
Waiting for a delayed train at the now magnificently rebuilt Birmingham New Street offers me the chance to write a quick blog. I am on my way back from Leicester, where three Commissioners - Sarah Brown, Brian Strutton and me - have spent the last two days talking to workers, businesses and their representatives about low pay.
National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage: David Norgrove
In 2010, when I became Chair of the Low Pay Commission (LPC), the consensus was that the once controversial National Minimum Wage (NMW) had become a settled part of the political and economic landscape.Times change. Think tanks, political parties, and archbishops published reviews on the NMW and the role of the Commission before the election. The Chancellor announced in this summers budget a National Living Wage (NLW): new territory for business and workers alike.
The new policy will change the UK labour market significantly. Here is a primer to get up to speed on the basic facts about the policy, and some of the initial reactions we have heard to how it will work in practice.
Welcome to the Low Pay Commission blog - an introduction by David Norgrove,
Welcome to the blog of the Low Pay Commission (LPC) - the independent body of employers, unions and experts that recommends to the Government the level of the National Minimum Wage (NMW).