Research and analysis: National Minimum Wage: Low Pay Commission 2018 Report

Updated: Summary of findings document added.

The LPC’s annual report on the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage contains the evidence underpinning its recommendations for National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates to apply from 1 April 2019. These recommendations were accepted in full by the Government and announced in the October 2018 Budget.

Read the LPC’s press release on the findings of the report: ‘Up to 5 million workers benefited from the National Living Wage in 2018’

The LPC’s recommendations comprised:   Current rate Future rate (from April 2019) Increase NLW £7.83 £8.21 4.9% 21-24 rate £7.38 £7.70 4.3% 18-20 rate £5.90 £6.15 4.2% 16-17 rate £4.20 £4.35 3.6% Apprentice rate £3.70 £3.90 5.4% Accommodation offset £7.00 £7.55 7.9%

Also published here is the data used in the report, and a summary of the findings.

Read the accompanying letter from Bryan Sanderson, Chair of the LPC, to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, containing the LPC’s 2019 rate recommendations.

Local copy of LPC_2018_Report_Summary_of_findings.pdf

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