Skip to main content
Low Pay Commission

Effects of the minimum wage on employment and automation - LPC publishes new commissioned research

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Evidence and Consultation, National Living Wage

Every year the LPC commissions research projects to help evaluate the effects of the minimum wage rates we have recommended. The reports summarised below informed our 2018 Report. The two ongoing projects (ISER and IES) will continue to add to …

The LPC rates retreat: no solitude, only robust dialogue and negotiation

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Uncategorized

In September the LPC held its annual research symposium, where researchers present results of the projects we have commissioned. Peter Donaldson, who was a Commissioner from April 2010 until December 2017 and participated in 9 rates negotiations and subsequent reports …

Why aren’t we seeing more National Living Wage workers?

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Coverage, National Living Wage, UK minimum wage rates

LPC economist Anthony Lord uses analysis from our 2018 report to answer the question: “Why aren’t we seeing more National Living Wage workers?” The report was published on 27 November and is available here. The background The introduction of the …

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 …

Commissioner Sarah Brown reports on LPC visit to Newry, NI

Posted by: and , Posted on: - Categories: Evidence and Consultation, National Living Wage

Commissioner Professor Sarah Brown visited Newry with members of the LPC's secretariat as part of our annual programme of visits around the UK. They heard evidence from both local businesses and workers.  Licence: Creative Commons Attribution In June the Low Pay …