About the Low Pay Commission

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).

This blog provides an insight into how the LPC recommend youth, adult and apprentice minimum wage rates for the UK and the advice given to government on the National Living Wage.

We give you regular updates on our evidence gathering field trips around the UK, new statistical analysis on UK labour market data, an insight into our Commissioners as well as a behind-the-scenes look at why we do the work we do and take the positions we take. We also invite you to discuss your views on with us.

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