Scope to explore further increases to the national living wage, review concludes

The independent review into the evidence of the impact of minimum wages, led by professor Arindarjit Dube, has concluded that there is room to explore a higher national living wage (NLW), up to two thirds of median wage. The review, which was published on 4 November 2019, also concluded that despite the potential for minimum wages to have a negligible or zero effect on jobs, it significantly increases earnings of the lowest paid workers. Nicholas Lakeland, partner at Laytons, comments on the report, saying it will ‘frame the future remit of the Low Pay Commission… and future government policy.

First published by LexisNexis : 4 November 2019