Final call for the CIPP’s survey on National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates for 2021

21 May 2020

The CIPP’s Policy and Research team will be submitting a written response to the Low Pay Commission’s (LPC) consultation in relation to what the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates should be from April 2021.

In order to incorporate the views of our readership, we have designed a survey for you to complete to share your views with us, and to feed into the future of NLW and NMW rates. The survey will take approximately 16 minutes to complete, and we recognise that this is a particularly busy time for payroll professionals, so would really appreciate it if you could find the time to contribute.

The survey asks for views and opinions relating to:

  • The compliance and enforcement of NLW / NMW
  • The LPC’s remit to 2024, involving a new NLW target of two-thirds of median earnings, whilst lowering the NLW threshold to 21
  • Potential amendments to the Apprentice Rate and the effects that this would have
  • The affordability and effects of a NLW rate of £9.21 from April 2021
  • The impact of increases to the NLW since its introduction, including the uprating from April 2020
  • Wider broader economic issues, such as the COVID-19 crisis and the UK’s relationship with the EU, which may have affected the perception of what NLW and NMW rates should be

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