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Low Pay Commission`s remit

14 June 2011 #Employment


The Government has written to the Low Pay Commission (LPC), an independent body, setting out its remit for their 2012 Report.
 
The role of the LPC is to monitor, evaluate and review the National Minimum Wage and its impact, and review the levels of each of the different minimum wage rates.
 
As part of its remit the Government has asked the LPC to pay particular attention to:

  • Youth employment - including those in apprenticeships and internships.
  • Possibilities for simplification of the current regulations.
  • The best way to give businesses greater clarity on future levels of the NMW.

Employment Minister Edward Davey said: "The Government is committed to the National Minimum Wage as it provides the much needed protection for low paid workers and encourages those out of work, back into the labour market".
 
The report is due by the end of February 2012 and will make recommendations for the government to consider.

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