Each year, the LPC (Low Pay Commission) gathers evidence on the effects on employers and workers of increases to the NMW (National Minimum Wage) and the NLW (National Living Wage). It also invites views on business conditions and the economic outlook in order to make its recommendations.
Topics covered in the consultation
The LPC is particularly interested in hearing evidence about:
- The affordability and effects of an increase in April 2024 to an NLW rate within the on-course range of between £10.90 and £11.43 with a central estimate of £11.16.
- The impact of the NLW’s increase to £10.42 on workers, employers, the labour market and economy.
- The impact of lowering the NLW age threshold to 21 years of age and the removal of the 21–22 Year Old Rate.
- The effect of the minimum wage on young people and their employment prospects.
- The effects of this year’s increase in the Apprentice Rate, and its continued alignment with the 16-17 Year Old Rate.
- Awareness, use and impacts of the Accommodation Offset.
How to respond
The consultation is open until 9 June 2023.
Responding directly to the LPC
You were asked to respond directly by emailing your views to [email protected] before 11:45am on 9 June 2023.
Sharing your views with the NFU
You were able to contribute to the NFU's official response to the consultation by 17 May 2023.