Low pay consultation
8 March 2018

The Low Pay Commission is today opening its annual consultation on the levels of the National Minimum Wage rates, including the National Living Wage.   
This year’s consultation contains extra questions to help us with two extra strands of work. 
This year the LPC has been asked to look at a recommendation made in ‘Good work: the Taylor review of modern working practices’.  We will be considering both the potential impact of a premium, i.e. a higher minimum wage, for those hours that are not 'guaranteed', as well as alternative means for tackling the issue of ‘
one sided flexibility’, which is some workers experiencing uncertain and unpredictable work schedules.  
Separately, we are also conducting a review of the minimum wage structure, encompassing: a review of the youth rates of the minimum wage, in light of changes over time in young peoples’ participation in work and education, and the introduction of the National Living Wage; and a review of the Apprentice Rate, in light of significant policy changes to apprenticeship policy in England. 
The closing date for submission is 1 June 2018 and you can submit via this email address. All details and a full list of consultation questions can be found by following the link below and downloading the attached letter.
Best wishes,
Low Pay Commission | 020 7211 8772 | lpc@lowpay.gov.uk 
8th Floor, Fleetbank House, 2-6 Salisbury Square, London, EC4Y 8JX
Website: www.lowpay.gov.uk