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