Research and analysis

National Minimum Wage: Low Pay Commission report 2017

Includes recommendations for the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates to apply from April 2018.

Documents

Low Pay Commission 2017 report

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Letter from LPC Chair on the 2018 recommended rates

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Low Pay Commission 2017 report data tables

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Summary LPC Report 2017

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Local Authority coverage data 2017

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LPC 2017 Report

This report sets out the LPC’s recommendations for the minimum wage rates to apply from April 2018. This covers the National Living Wage (NLW) applicable to those aged 25 and over, the 21-24 Year Old Rate, the 18-20 Year Old Rate, the 16-17 Year Old Rate, and the Apprentice Rate. We also recommend a rate for the Accommodation Offset.

Also available is a short summary version of our 2017 report.

The report sets out the evidence on:

  • the economic context to our recommendations
  • the effects of the NLW on pay, employment and competitiveness
  • what has happened to the pay and labour market outcomes of young people (16-24 year olds)
  • the employment and pay of apprentices

Also attached are the covering letter sent by the Chair of the LPC, Bryan Sanderson, to the Government, and tables of the data used in the report.

Published 22 November 2017
Last updated 20 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. Uploaded summary report and Local Authority coverage data.
  2. First published.