Consultation outcome

Low Pay Commission consultation 2017

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

This consultation contributed to the Low Pay Commission 2017 Report. The report contains recommendations for minimum wage rates to apply from April 2018.

Original consultation


The Low Pay Commission is gathering evidence in support of its 2017 report.

This consultation ran from

Consultation description

The Low Pay Commission is the independent body that monitors the impact of the minimum wage and advises Government on its level. We are seeking evidence of the impact of the most recent increases to inform thinking about future upratings with initial views sought by 7 July.

This consultation is relevant to organisations and individuals that are affected by the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage rates, for example:

  • employees on low wages
  • employers of low-paid workers, particularly those in low-paying sectors such as retail, hospitality, social care, cleaning and hairdressing
  • young people and apprentices
  • representative bodies of the above groups
  • other organisations such as charities and voluntary organisations with an interest in the National Minimum Wage training providers

Download the consultation letter for details on what evidence we are seeking, a list of questions to consider, information on the National Minimum Wage rates, and guidance on surveys planned in support of submissions.


Low Pay Commission consultation letter 2017

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Published 21 April 2017
Last updated 26 April 2018 + show all updates
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