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National Minimum Wage and Living Wage

This collection brings together all documents about the the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage.

The National Minimum Wage is the minimum pay per hour almost all workers are entitled to. The National Living Wage is higher than the National Minimum Wage - workers get it if they’re over 25.

Guidance for employers and workers

Consultations

You can also view the HM Treasury consultation on travel and subsistence expenses schemes, and the Low Pay Commission (LPC) 2012 NMW review and 2013 NMW review.

Policy documents

Government plans of action on bringing in or enforcing NMW regulation.

Research reports

You can also view LPC research reports that inform their work.

Compliance and enforcement reports

Annual reports on how businesses are complying with NMW regulations and how government is enforcing them.

Government evidence to the LPC

Government’s evidence to the LPC on the NMW that cover the UK economy, evidence on pay, the labour market and the youth labour market.

Government responses to annual LPC reports

Provides the main recommendations on NMW rates in response to the annual LPC reports.

Published 30 September 2014
Last updated 19 February 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added government evidence on compliance and enforcement for 2018 to 2019.

  2. Added government response to the Low Pay Commission’s Autumn 2019 recommendations.

  3. Salaried workers consultation added

  4. Added government evidence to the LPC on compliance and enforcement for 2017 to 2018.

  5. Added counterfactual research.

  6. Added government evidence to the LPC on compliance and enforcement and research on underpayment in the informal economy.

  7. Added government response to the Low Pay Commission’s Autumn 2016 report.

  8. Added government evidence for the Low Pay Commission Autumn 2016 report.

  9. Added final government evidence to the Low Pay Commission 2016.

  10. Added 'National minimum wage: interim government evidence to the Low Pay Commission 2016'.

  11. Added Low Pay Commission remit 2016 document.

  12. Added government response and a press release about the 2015 National Minimum Wage increase announcement.

  13. National minimum wage: interim government evidence for the 2015 Low Pay Commission report added.

  14. Press release added

  15. First published.