The Low Pay Commission (LPC) is an independent statutory non departmental public
body set up under the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 to advise the Government about
the National Minimum Wage. We submit a report to the Government each February making
recommendations on the future level of the minimum wage, and related matters. To enable
us to do this we undertake the following activities:
Extensive research and consultation;
Commission research projects;
Analyse relevant data and actively encourage the Office of National
Statistics to establish better estimates of the incidence of low
Carry out surveys of firms in low-paying sectors;
Consultation with employers, workers and their representatives;
Take written and oral evidence from a wide range of organisations;
Fact-finding visits throughout the UK to meet employers, employees
and representative organisations.
Please use the link below to see details of the visits programme in 2012
If you would like to take part in the programme and meet the Commissioners during any of these visits please contact Gerry Franks by e-mail via firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 020 7271 0456.
Programme of longer term research
The LPC has an on-going Terms of Reference to monitor the impact of
the minimum wage. Details of comissioned research projects can be
found on the Research
The Low Pay Commission and the National Minimum Wage Click here to view presentation.