Ever wondered how the Low Pay Commission gets to its recommendation on how to set the pay rates that make up the Minimum Wage? Well here is a peek under the tent.
Each year there is a big fanfare in the media when the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates are announced by Government, but very few people know how these recommendations come about.
We have recently seen further public naming of firms found to be non-compliant with the National Minimum Wage. It follows closely on the heels of plans announced by the government in September.
Why should younger workers get paid less than older workers for doing a similar job? This is a recurrent question faced by the Low Pay Commission in relation to the minimum wage, which has lower rates for 16-17 year old …
Waiting for a delayed train at the now magnificently rebuilt Birmingham New Street offers me the chance to write a quick blog. I am on my way back from Leicester, where three Commissioners - Sarah Brown, Brian Strutton and me …
In 2010, when I became Chair of the Low Pay Commission (LPC), the consensus was that the once controversial National Minimum Wage (NMW) had become a settled part of the political and economic landscape.
Welcome to the blog of the Low Pay Commission (LPC) - the independent body of employers, unions and experts that recommends to the Government the level of the National Minimum Wage (NMW).