Research and analysis

National minimum wage: Employment Act 2008 - policy changes review

Assessing the impact of the changes to the Employment Act 2008 and any wider issues in relation to NMW enforcement.



This paper evaluates the changes that were made to the national minumum wage (NMW) regime by the Employment Act 2008. The changes were part of the process set out in the document ‘Post-legislative scrutiny - the government’s approach’ published in March 2008.

The aim of the review was to consider the effect of the changes on employers and employees, and how successful they have been in achieving the expected objectives.

Published 9 June 2014