Low Pay and ethnicity – LPC call for evidence

The LPC is seeking evidence on the experiences of low-paid workers from ethnic minority backgrounds.

Alongside the usual work of monitoring the minimum wage and recommending next year’s rates, the Government’s 2021 remit letter to the LPC made a new request, not included in recent years. This was to gather evidence specifically on the impacts of the minimum wage on ‘low paid workers with protected characteristics’.

“Groups more likely to be affected by changes to the minimum wage rates include younger, older, disabled, and women workers, and workers of ethnic minorities.”

The LPC is seeking evidence on the experiences of low-paid workers from ethnic minority backgrounds. Contact them if you want to provide evidence. Alongside the usual work of monitoring the minimum wage and recommending next year’s rates, the Government’s 2021 …

PAYadvice.UK 28/5/2021

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