CIPP Survey: 2020 LPC annual review of minimum wage rates

21 April 2020

To support the CIPP’s written response to the LPC’s 2020 consultation on what the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates should be from April 2021, the Policy team have designed a survey. The survey aims to collect evidence which will assist in informing the LPC’s recommendations for the 2021 NMW rates.

Respondents will be asked for their views and opinions as to

  • The impact of increases in the NLW since its introduction, including the April 2020 uprating
  • The affordability and effects of a NLW rate of £9.21 from April 2021
  • The LPC’s remit to 2024, involving a new NLW target of two-thirds of median earnings and lowering the NLW age threshold to 21. The current central projection for the NLW rate from April 2024 is £10.69
  • Potential changes to the Apprentice Rate and the effect this would have, with particular focus on younger apprentices, aged between 16 and 18 years old
  • Which broader economic issues have affected the perception of what NLW and NMW rates should be
  • The compliance and enforcement of NLW / NMW

The CIPP wholeheartedly understands that payroll professionals are extremely busy individuals, and that measures recently introduced to help support the UK through the outbreak of coronavirus will be demanding a substantial amount of, if not all of,  their time. The survey should take approximately 16 minutes to complete, and the CIPP would really appreciate the feedback of anybody with an interest in this matter, so if you could spare the time, it would be much appreciated.

In responding to this survey, you will be helping to shape the future of minimum wage rates that employers must pay their employees, and will be assisting the LPC through what will potentially be their toughest research year since the minimum wage was introduced 21 years ago, due to the current circumstances relating to coronavirus. The more views the CIPP has to include in its written statement, the more accurate picture we can build.

The survey closes at 23:45 on Friday 22 May 2020, so don’t miss the opportunity to have your say.

CIPP comment

Full, fellow and charted members (read more about various membership levels here) have the opportunity to attend the virtual think tank roundtable that the CIPP will be holding on the afternoon of 6 May 2020.

Please watch out for invites that will be issued in the coming days, or register your interest in attending by notifying the Policy team, at [email protected], using ‘CIPP / LPC virtual think tank’ within the subject line.


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