CIPP survey on the National Minimum Wage for 2015

17 July 2014

Each year the Low Pay Commission (LPC) is asked to provide advice to the government on matters relating to the National Minimum Wage (NMW)

This year the LPC has been asked to:

• Monitor, evaluate, and review the levels of the different NMW rates and make recommendations on the levels from October 2015.

• Consider whether any changes can be made to the Apprentice Rate:

- to make the structure simpler and improve compliance; and

- whether the structure and level of the Apprentice Rate should continue to be applied to all levels of apprenticeship, including higher levels.

• Review the conditions that need to be in place to allow the value of the minimum wage to increase in real terms.

In making recommendations in these areas the LPC is asked to take account of the state of the economy; employment and unemployment levels; and relevant policy changes. They have also been asked to consider the country is now entering a new phase where real increases in the NMW can be afforded.

The CIPP policy team has created a survey to feed into this review. The survey should take around ten minutes to complete and will close on 1 September 2014. We would be very grateful if you could spare the time to complete this survey as the NMW is something which could affect every employer in the country.