Research and analysis

Low Pay Commission research 2016

To recommend the level of the National Minimum Wage rates, the Low Pay Commission (LPC) commissions research. The following four reports informed the LPC's spring 2016 recommendations.

Documents

An examination of the impact of the National Minimum Wage on earnings, the bite and wage differentials, London Economics

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Exploring the relationship between the National Minimum Wage and productivity, Bernini and Riley

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Understanding apprentice pay, interim report, Drew, Ritchie and Veliziotis

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How the National Minimum Wage affects flows in and out of employment: an investigation using worker-level data, Dickson and Papps

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Details

The findings and any views expressed are those of the authors, and are not necessarily endorsed by the LPC.

Research reports for 2015

Research reports for 2014

Research reports for 2013 and 2012

Research reports prior to 2012 that are available electronically can be found on the National Archives website

Details of all the research we have commissioned can be found in an appendix to each of our reports.

The LPC’s spring 2016 report can be found here.

Published 17 March 2016