Research and analysis

Facts and Figures on the National Minimum Wage

Find out about statistics on the minimum wage and the consultation and evidence gathering activities of the Low Pay Commission.



In February 2015 the Low Pay Commission recommended an adult minimum wage rate of £6.70 to take effect from October 2015, which has been accepted by Government. This is the biggest real terms increase in the NMW since 2007 and could return the NMW three-quarters of the way back to its highest previous real terms value.

Find out about our consultation and evidence gathering process and recent data about minimum wage jobs and employment sectors across the UK.

Previous announcements

The government accepts minimum wage rate recommendations National Minimum Wage: Low Pay Commission report 2015