The UK government has accepted the full recommendations made by the Low Pay Commission at the end of October this year. The recommended increases in the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates will come into force from April 2021.
The House of Commons Work and Pensions and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committees (the Committees) made recommendations in November 2017 for addressing the issues raised in the Taylor Review. These included:
On 9 March 2018 the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy named and shamed 179 employers for paying their staff below the National Minimum Wage (NMW). Restaurant chain Wagamama topped the list, but claimed that a misunderstanding as to how the NMW Regulations apply to staff uniforms was to blame.