NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE
Consultation opens on national minimum wage
The Low Pay Commission has launched a consultation exercise to gather views on the operation of the national minimum wage (NMW). This consultation is part of a wider evidence gathering exercise, following the government’s publication of the Commission’s remit for this year. The remit has requested the Commission consider a number of aspects of the NMW and make recommendations on the level of the different rates from October 2013.
Chair of the Low Pay Commission, David Norgrove, said: “Receiving evidence directly from those affected by, or with an interest in, the minimum wage is very important. We want to hear from as many people and organisations as possible.”
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The deadline for responses to the consultation is 17 September 2012. The consultation can be found at www.lowpay.gov.uk/lowpay/consultation.shtml.
The Low Pay Commission is a statutory body whose role is to advise the government on the national minimum wage. Each February it submits a report making recommendations as to what the NMW rates should be. Information on how the Commission undertakes its activities can be found at www.lowpay.gov.uk/lowpay/what_we_do.shtml.
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