National Minimum Wage: The CIPP is looking for your view!

The Low Pay Commission (LPC), which is the department responsible for advising the Government in relation to the level of minimum wage rates, has released its latest annual consultation, which focuses on the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates to be applied from 1 April 2025.

The CIPP will be submitting a full formal response to the consultation representing the invaluable views and opinions of payroll professionals.

Complete this survey to have your say, and influence the future of minimum wage rates. The survey will run until 23:59 on 26 May 2024, so do not miss the opportunity to respond.

Rates for use from 1 April 2025

The Government has requested that the LPC make recommendations on increasing the NLW. Their remit asks them to recommend an NLW rate for April 2025 “to maintain the bite at two-thirds of median earnings and protect progress made to end low hourly pay for this group, without recommending any further revisions to the age threshold.”

The current projection is that the rate required to meet this aim is within the range of £11.61 and £12.18, with a central estimate of £11.89.

Aims of the survey

The survey aims to gather the evidence sought by the consultation. The survey will therefore focus on:

  • The affordability and effects of an increase in April 2025 to an NLW rate within the range of £11.61 and £12.18 (with a central estimate of £11.89).
  • The impact of increases in the NLW in April 2024 on workers, employers, the labour market and economy.
  • The impact of 21-22 year olds becoming entitled to the NLW in April 2024.
  • The effect of the minimum wage increases for younger workers on their employment prospects.
  • The effects of this year’s increase in the Apprentice Rate, and its continued alignment with the 16-17 Year Old Rate.
  • Awareness, use and impacts of the Accommodation Offset.
Please note you can skip any questions that are not relevant to your circumstances. Thank you for your participation.

The questions featured throughout the survey do not ask you to share any personal data. However, should you choose to share your personal information with us in the final question(s), the CIPP may contact you using the details provided. This is optional and you do not have to provide answers should you wish not to.
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