Research and analysis

National Minimum Wage: Low Pay Commission 2018 Report

The Low Pay Commission's (LPC) 2018 Report, containing analysis and evidence underpinning the LPC's National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage recommendations.

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National Minimum Wage: Low Pay Commission Report 2018

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Low Pay Commission 2018 Report data

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Coverage of the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage by local authority and region/nation

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Details

The LPC’s annual report on the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage contains the evidence underpinning its recommendations for National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates to apply from 1 April 2019. These recommendations were accepted in full by the Government and announced in the October 2018 Budget.

The LPC’s recommendations comprised:

  Current rate Future rate (from April 2019) Increase
NLW £7.83 £8.21 4.9%
21-24 rate £7.38 £7.70 4.3%
18-20 rate £5.90 £6.15 4.2%
16-17 rate £4.20 £4.35 3.6%
Apprentice rate £3.70 £3.90 5.4%
Accommodation offset £7.00 £7.55 7.9%

Also published here is the data used in the report.

Published 27 November 2018
Last updated 7 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added geographical coverage data tables.
  2. First published.