National Minimum Wage

House of Lords written statement – made on 6th February 2012.

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Photo of Baroness Wilcox Baroness Wilcox The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

My honourable friend the Minister for Employment Relations, Consumers and Postal Affairs (Norman Lamb) has today made the following Statement.

I am pleased to announce that I have published the final evidence that the Government have provided to the Low Pay Commission on the national minimum wage. This report updates the evidence that the Government provided in September 2011.

The report reflects the latest information on earnings and economic forecasts, as well as recent announcements on workplace pension reforms, young people and the participation strategy, and the employment law review.

A copy of the final evidence will be placed in the Libraries of the House and will be available from the BIS website at