Facts and figures on the National Minimum Wage
10 March 2015
The National Minimum Wage is the UK’s pay floor - designed to protect as many low-paid workers as possible without hurting jobs or the economy.
Did you know?
- Micro and small firms account for a fifth (21%) of the total workforce but two fifths (37%) of all minimum wage jobs.
- Large firms account for two - thirds (65%) of the total workforce but under half of minimum wage jobs (48%).
- West Lancashire has the highest percentage of minimum wage jobs at 21.4%
- Mole Valley in Surrey has the lowest % of minimum wage jobs at 0.3%.
- The Low Pay Commission has produced an interesting fact sheet on the National Minimum Wage.
Previous CIPP news
- Low Pay Commission recommend a 3 percent increase on the Adult Rate of NMW – 25 February 2015