Open consultation

Low Pay Commission consultation 2024


The Low Pay Commission is seeking evidence to inform our advice on the minimum wage in 2025 and beyond.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

The Low Pay Commission (LPC) is the independent body which advises the Government on the levels of the National Minimum Wage (NMW), including the National Living Wage (NLW). We are seeking input to shape the recommendations we will make to the Government this autumn, on minimum wage rates to apply from April 2025.

The Government’s remit to the LPC for 2024 has now been published. This remit asks us 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.” We estimate 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.

The National Minimum Wage rates in force from 1 April 2024 are as follows:

NMW Rate Increase in pence Percentage increase
National Living Wage (21 and over) £   11.44 £     1.02 9.8%
18-20 Year Old Rate £     8.60 £     1.11 14.8%
16-17 Year Old Rate £     6.40 £     1.12 21.2%
Apprentice Rate £     6.40 £     1.12 21.2%
Accommodation Offset £     9.99 £     0.89 9.8%

At the links below, you can read the list of questions we’re interested in. We do not expect respondents to answer all questions unless they are able to; they should focus on the areas which are of most concern to them and where they can provide the most comprehensive evidence. Please submit your written consultation responses by e-mail to

As part of our consultation, we meet people and organisations across the UK to hear first-hand evidence on these questions. We are in the process of running in-person regional visits and will continue to hold meetings and discussions online alongside these. If you are interested in providing evidence, please contact us via


Ways to respond

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Published 2 April 2024