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Letter from Bryan Sanderson to the Secretary of State for BEIS

A letter from Chair of the Low Pay Commission (LPC) Bryan Sanderson to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) containing the LPC's 2019 minimum wage rate recommendations.

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Letter from Bryan Sanderson to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Stategy

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LPC Chair Bryan Sanderson wrote to the Secretary of State for BEIS in October 2018 with recommendations for National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates to apply from 1 April 2019. The letter also includes an overview of the evidence supporting the recommendations. On 29 October 2018 these recommendations were accepted in full.

The recommendations comprised:

  Current rate Future rate (from April 2019) Increase
NLW £7.83 £8.21 4.9%
21-24 rate £7.38 £7.70 4.3%
18-20 rate £5.90 £6.15 4.2%
16-17 rate £4.20 £4.35 3.6%
Apprentice rate £3.70 £3.90 5.4%
Accommodation offset £7.00 £7.55 7.9%

The LPC’s 2018 Report, containing a full review of the evidence, will be published on 27 November 2018.

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Published 29 October 2018
Last updated 30 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added link to Government response.
  2. First published.