Research and analysis

National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage: government evidence on compliance and enforcement, 2018

Sets out the government’s evidence and analysis to the Low Pay Commission on National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage policy.



This report provides evidence to the Low Pay Commission (LPC) to help monitor, evaluate and review minimum wage compliance and enforcement.

The evidence covers:

  • estimated non-compliance and enforcement
  • statistical estimates of low paid jobs
  • minimum wage awareness
  • routes to HMRC enforcement
  • enforcement operations
  • enforcement statistics
Published 22 September 2018