National Living Wage Rates 2024 – have your say

25 May 2023

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The LPC (Low Pay Commission) is the independent body which advises the government on the level of the minimum wage and is consulting on minimum wage rates for 2024. Follow the NFU's progress as it puts forth members' responses.

The government has set a target for the NLW (National Living Wage) to reach two-thirds of median earnings by 2024.

To hit this target the LPC project that the NLW rate for 2024 will be between £10.90 and £11.43 with a central estimate of £11.16. In addition, it is likely that the LPC will recommend that the age threshold for the NLW is lowered to 21 years of age from 2024.

9 May 2023

NFU responds to the call for evidence

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.

23 March 2023

Low Pay Commission launches consultation

The LPC launches its consultation, seeking views to help inform its recommendations on what the National Living Wage should be in 2024.

You can read the consultation in full at: GOV.UK | Low Pay Commission consultation 2023

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  • 23 March 2023: LPC launches consultation on the National Living Wage
  • 9 May 2023: NFU seeks member feedback to help form its response