Research and analysis

Low Pay Commission 2018 Report - Summary of findings

The short report summarises the LPC's 2018 Report and the evidence which informed its rate recommendations. It also includes analysis of regional NLW coverage.

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LPC 2018 Report - Summary of findings

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Regional, national and local authority NLW coverage data

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This summary of the findings we presented in our 2018 Report contains an explanation of the rationale for our rate recommendations, which were accepted in full by the Government in the Autumn 2018 Budget. It also summarises our key findings on the National Living Wage (NLW) and the youth labour market, and presents future rates.

This report also includes analysis of NLW coverage at a regional/national and local level. The data used to produce the maps in the report is also published here.

The LPC’s 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%

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Published 21 December 2018