BIFM members invited to share their insight on the National Minimum Wage

15-06-17 11:21 BIFM

BIFM members are invited to share their insight as part of a consultation on the effects of the National Minimum Wage.

The Institute is currently preparing its response to the annual consultation by the Low Pay Commission (LPC) and is encouraging its members to feed into the process by completing its short survey by 5 July. All contributions will be anonymous.

The data resulting from the consultation will inform recommendations to the Government for future National Minimum Wage rates (including the National Living Wage) and this year the LPC is specifically requesting information from the facilities management sector.

In particular, the commission is interested in the impact of past increases in the National Living Wage and the impact of the rates on younger workers’ employment prospects.

BIFM’s senior policy advisor Sofie Hooper said: “The consultation by the LPC is an excellent opportunity for BIFM to feed into Government policy on a subject that affects all our members, either as an employer paying the National Minimum Wage or an employee receiving it. As such, our members have a valuable contribution to make to the consultation and are in position to provide the LPC with useful information which in turn will influence future Government policy.

“BIFM is committed to making sure our members’ voice and their expertise within the industry, which represents about seven per cent of UK GDP, is not just recognised but used to evidence and influence Government decision-making, and therefore I would encourage as many of our members to contribute to this consultation by completing our survey.”

The survey responses from members will be collated and submitted as part of BIFM’s official response to the LPC consultation. Members can access the survey here. The survey will close on 5 July and all responses are anonymous.

More general information about the LPC consultation on the National Minimum Wage is available here.

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