National minimum wage: Low Pay Commission report 2008
The Low Pay Commission report 2008 describes the impact of the increases in the national minimum wage in 2006 and 2007 on earnings, on the labour market, on small firms and on prices, profits, productivity, investment and business start-ups and failures. It then examines various groups of workers affected by the minimum wage. A further section looks at compliance and enforcement. The Commission then outlines the criteria considered for setting the rates. Its recommendations are: adult rate to increase from £5.52 to £5.73 an hour in October 2008; youth development rate to increase from £4.60 to £4.77 an hour and the 16-17 rate should increase from £3.40 to £3.53. Again it is recommended that 21 year olds receive the adult rate, and the Commission would welcome the Government's reasoning should it again oppose this recommendation. The Commission criticises the erosion in the quality of data provided by the Office for National Statistics. Further recommendations cover the accommodation offset, guidance on sleepovers, and fair piece rates.
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Groups of Workers
Young People and Apprentices
Compliance and Enforcement
Setting the Rates
2007 upratings 21 year olds adult minimum wage adult rate aged 22 annual changes ASHE 2007 methodology average earnings BERR British British Youth Council CD CD cent of jobs childcare CN CN CN effect employee jobs series employment rate enforcement evidence Figure forecast full-time Government groups of workers HM Treasury HMRC hospitality sector Hourly Earnings Distribution impact industry jobs held jobs paid labour market LFS microdata Low Pay Commission low-pay weights low-paying sectors LPC estimates based migrant workers minimum wage rate minimum wage upratings monitor National Minimum Wage non-compliance Northern Ireland number of jobs October organisations pay settlements pence percentage period price inflation proportion of jobs quarter of 2007 rate in April recommendations retail rise RPIX seasonally adjusted September 2007 Source stakeholders survey third quarter Usdaw whole economy work-limiting disabilities Worker Registration Scheme Youth Development Rate youth rates
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