Low Pay Commissioners visit the 'city of a thousand trades'

Commissioners Clare Chapman, Kay Carberry, Kate Bell and Martin McTague visited Birmingham last week to gather evidence on the effects of the National Living Wage and Minimum Wage. Here Clare and Kay share their reflections on what they heard. Wikipedia …

Access to work and access to workers - Simon Sapper's reflections on his first visit as a Commissioner

Simon Sapper's appointment to the Low Pay Commission was confirmed last week, but he has already taken part in one of our evidence-gathering visits. Here is what he heard in Barnstaple at the end of May... It’s like there’s a …

Has underpayment increased since the introduction of the National Living Wage?

Data published today by the Office for National Statistics suggests that the National Living Wage (NLW) has made a big difference to the earnings of low-paid workers, helping part-timers and women in particular. But amidst the good news, one area …