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How we calculate a path for the National Living Wage’s target of two-thirds of median wages in 2024

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A chart showing the historic rates for the National Living Wage and the projected rate for 2024. The central estimate for 2024 is £11.16, the adjusted estimate is £11.04 and range around the central estimate is £10.90-£11.43.

What is the National Living Wage? Our main job at the Low Pay Commission is to recommend future National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates. Under the NMW, there are different rates for different age groups and a separate rate for apprentices. …

A tale of two (similar) cities: the impact of the minimum wage on retail and hospitality in Sheffield and Manchester

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How have employers in the retail and hospitality sectors responded to the National Living Wage (NLW)? Last year researchers from Sheffield University Management School's Centre for Decent Work (Dragoș Adăscălitei, Gareth Crockett, Jason Heyes, Kirsty Newsome and Edward Yates) conducted …

Coming soon to a town near you…: the LPC visit programme 2020

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Map of of 2020 visit locations

UPDATE - 17 March 2020 In view of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, and the recent advice to avoid all non-essential travel, we are suspending the Low Pay Commission’s programme of visits for 2020. Getting direct evidence on the state of …

The National Living Wage, inequality and job progression: two research projects

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Does the minimum wage have an impact on wage inequality? Do increases in the minimum wage help or hinder people moving into better-paid jobs? These were the questions posed by a major, two-part research project which the LPC published in …