Research and analysis

Low Pay Commission research 2018

Commissioned research, used to inform the Low Pay Commission's (LPC's) 2018 recommendations on the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates.

Documents

The Impact of the Introduction of the National Living Wage on Employment, Hours and Wages, Aitken, Dolton and Riley, NIESR

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Minimum wage and the propensity to automate or offshore, Lordan, LSE

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The NMW/NLW and progression out of minimum wage jobs in the UK – interim report, Avram and Harkness, ISER

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The impact of the minimum wage on employment and hours – interim report, Capuano, Cockett and Gray, IES

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Low Pay Commission 2018 research summary

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Details

Attached are completed projects from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) and the London School of Economics (LSE). NIESR covered the impact of the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage on employment, hours and wages, and the LSE their effect on and automation and offshoring.

The two ongoing projects are from the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) and Institute for Employment Studies (IES) concern progression out of minimum wage jobs and employment and hours, respectively.

Details of all the research we have commissioned can also be found in an appendix to each of our reports. The research summary from the 2018 report is included above.

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

Research commissioned for our previous reports is available here:

Research reports for 2017

Research reports for autumn 2016

Research reports for spring 2016

Research reports for 2015

Research reports for 2014

Research reports for 2012 and 2013

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

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Published 1 February 2019