Low pay

Minimum Wage Act II

The national minimum wage is no longer strong enough to tackle the country’s low pay problem and the policy will need to be reformed if it is to repeat the successes of its first 15 years.

Professor Sir George Bain, the founding chair of the Low Pay Commission which recommends the rate of the minimum wage, is heading up a review of the policy’s future at the Resolution Foundation An interim report from the review chaired by Professor Bain notes that the current settlement has had many strengths but that it also falls short in important respects.