Research and analysis

Non-compliance with the National Minimum Wage. Ipsos Mori

This study explores why some employers deliberately do not pay the National Minimum Wage (NMW).



This study by Ipsos MORI and Community Links for the Low Pay Commission looks at how and why businesses pay below the NMW. It explores the impact of the recession on employment practices.

The study is in 2 stages:

  • a literature review looking at existing research on NMW compliance and the informal economy
  • qualitative research - 18 face-to-face in-depth interviews with employers deliberately not paying the NMW to at least some of their staff
Published 8 August 2013