UK minimum wage rates

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 …

The NLW: a sea change for the UK labour market?

A wide range of evidence suggests that the National Minimum Wage (NMW) has succeeded in raising pay for the lowest-paid workers significantly without damaging employment or the economy. However, the benefits of the NMW have been more muted for workers …