Minimum wage enforcement must adapt to post-Covid labour market

25 May 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has left low-paid workers more vulnerable and businesses under greater pressure than ever before which increases the risk of minimum wage underpayment and demands a proactive and strategic response from the Government.

Low Pay Commission is interested in your views

8 April 2021

The independent body which advises the Government on the levels of the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) has launched its annual consultation seeking evidence of their impact to inform its recommendations on the 2022 rates.

Union body claims many key workers are underpaid

1 April 2021

Around a third (33%) of key workers earn less than £10 an hour according to new analysis by the TUC. As new minimum and living wage rates come into force, it has urged the Government to raise the minimum wage to £10 an hour.

Employers named and shamed for minimum wage failures

4 January 2021

Tesco, Pizza Hut and Superdrug are among more than 130 companies fined and shamed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for failing to pay their workers the minimum wage.

NLW will rise to £8.91 in April 2021

25 November 2020

The Government has, in its response to the Low Pay Commission’s recommendations, confirmed the new increased rates of National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW). The NLW will increase by 2.2% from £8.72 to £8.91 and will be extended to 23 and 24-year-olds for the first time. These new rates will be effective from 1 April 2021.

Chancellor spells out the UK’s problems in his Spending Review

25 November 2020

After several emergency speeches to Parliament during the first stages of the pandemic, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has returned to the House of Commons for a scheduled event — the Spending Review — which is nevertheless heavily influenced by Covid-19.