The Low Pay Commission, the independent body that monitors the impact of the minimum wage and advises Government on its level, is seeking evidence on the effects of recent increases.

The LPC is organising visits across the country to gather evidence that will inform their recommendations to government. The visits are attended by members of the Commission and Secretariat. They want to hear first hand evidence from employers, workers and anyone else with a view on the National Living and Minimum Wage increases and their effects.

The Commission is offering to host meetings in the locations they visit, but would be delighted to visit businesses and workers at their place of work to see the effects of the minimum wage ‘on the ground’. This is a unique opportunity for independent retailers to host the Commission and show officers around their business and arrange to meet their workers.


The dates and locations are the following:

Date Location
25-26 April Kendal and South Lakeland
23-24 May Barnstaple and North Devon
13-14 June Newry, Northern Ireland
13-14 June Perth, Scotland
4-5 July Anglesey, Wales
8-9 August Birmingham


If your business is in one of the areas, and you would like to meet with the Low Pay Commission to tell them about the impact the NMW and NLW have on your business and workers, please email the NFRN’s public affairs team under or and they will get in touch with the Commission and arrange a meeting.

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