Low Pay Commission: National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage

Low Pay Commission: National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage

The Low Pay Commission (LPC) have launched their consultation on future rates of the National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage.

The LPC sought views on what impact future rates would have on businesses and also collected evidence on what effect the introduction of the National Living Wage has already had on employers.

They LPC are particularly interested in what measures businesses have implemented in order to mitigate the cost of the National Living Wage.

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has responded to the Low Pay Commission’s consultation on the future rates of the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage, calling on the Commission to take into consideration the impact of wage hikes on local shops.

In the submission, ACS raises concerns about the target that the Low Pay Commission was set by the former Chancellor George Osborne of raising the National Living Wage to 60% of median earnings by 2020, calling for the Commission to have its independence in considering future wage rates reinstated.

Living Wage 2016 (004)

Consultation details:


ACS' submission: