Low Pay Commission launches consultation on the national minimum wage

The Low Pay Commission (LPC) has launched a public consultation to obtain views on the operation of the national minimum wage (NMW).

The consultation is part of a wider evidence-gathering exercise, following the government’s publication of LPC’s remit for this year.

The remit has requested that LPC consider a number of aspects of the NMW, and make recommendations on the level of the different rates from October 2013.

Other activities LPC will conduct in 2012, include: speaking to interested parties in a series of visits around the UK; commissioning research on the impact of the NMW; undertaking in-house analysis on a wide range of data; and holding oral evidence sessions to speak directly to stakeholders.

David Norgrove, chair of the Low Pay Commission, said: “Receiving evidence directly from those affected by, or with an interest in, the minimum wage is very important.

“We want to hear from as many people and organisations as possible.”

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