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National Minimum Wage: Low Pay Commission report 2018 (Cm 9717)

Reviews the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW), the state of the economy and the labour market. Looks at the performance of the UK economy during 2017 and the first half of 2018. Evaluates the impact of the NLW, building on previous assessments of its impact. Reports that 5 million workers received higher pay rises in April than they would have done without the NLW. Suggests that the NLW has been successful in raising pay without causing unemployment, but observes that employers have had to adjust in various ways. Analyses the labour market position and earnings of workers aged 16-24. Examines the labour market position and earnings of apprentices. Provides analysis of the forward-looking evidence from both the analytical side (including forecasts of growth, consumer confidence, etc) and from stakeholders (including stakeholder views on the economic outlook and future rates of the NLW).


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Low Pay Commission
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

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