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BIFM INVITES MEMBERS TO SHARE MINIMUM WAGE INSIGHT

19 June 2017 | Jamie Harris


BIFM is inviting its membership to share insight and experiences in a consultation on the effects of the national minimum wage.


The institute is preparing its response to the annual consultation by the Low Pay Commission (LPC) and is encouraging members to complete a short survey by 5 July.


The survey responses will be collated and submitted anonymously as part of BIFM’s official response to the consultation.


LPC is an independent advisory body that advises the government on the national living wage and the national minimum wage. 


Its consultation will inform recommendations to the government for future national minimum wage and national living wage rates.


This year, the LPC is specifically requesting information from the facilities management sector, with a particular interest in the impact of past increases in the national living wage.


It is also requesting information on the impact of the rates on younger workers’ employment prospects.


BIFM’s senior policy adviser 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 7 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 as possible to contribute to this consultation by completing our survey.”


The survey can be accessed here.


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