Calls for evidence
The Low Pay Commission is gathering evidence in support of its 2019 report.
They are interested in the National Living Wage and are seeking evidence in order to advise on the viability of the stated target of 60 per cent of media earnings by 2020. They are particularly interested in:
- Views on affordability and effects of an increase to the ‘on target’ rate for April 2020 – currently around £8.67.
- Evidence of the impact of increases in the NLW since its introduction – including the April 2019 uprating – on workers, employers, the labour market and the economy.
- Evidence of how employers are seeking to improve productivity.
- Evidence on how the economic outlook is affected by the process of leaving the European Union.
POSTnotes are short summaries of public policy issues based on reviews of the research literature and interviews with stakeholders from across academia, industry, government and the third sector. POSTnotes are often produced proactively, so that parliamentarians have advance knowledge of key issues before they reach the top of the political agenda.
A variety of POSTnotes are worked on at any one time, covering a range of issues.