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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

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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 …

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 …

Researchers - the Low Pay Commission needs your help.

As far as we are aware there is no global league table ranking public policies by the breadth and depth of their evidence base. But - if there were - then the UK minimum wage would surely appear somewhere near …

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

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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 …

New minimum wage rates for under 25s: why are they different?

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Age/group Previous hourly rate New hourly rate National Living Wage (25+) £7.20 £7.20 21-24 year olds £6.70 £6.95 18-20 year olds £5.30 £5.55 16-17 year olds £3.87 £4.00 Apprentices £3.30 £3.40 On Saturday (1 October), the minimum wages for workers …