Minister Doherty encourages submissions to Low Pay Commission on National Minimum Wage

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The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty T.D., is encouraging those with an interest in the national minimum wage to make their views known to the Low Pay Commission.

The Low Pay Commission is an independent body set up in 2015 whose main function is to advise the Government on the appropriate rate of the national minimum wage.

The Low Pay Commission is seeking views and submissions on the minimum wage in advance of formulating its fourth recommendation on the appropriate rate of the minimum wage in July next year.

Minister Doherty said, “I value the independent role of the Low Pay Commission and in particular, the evidence-based approach it takes in making recommendations to Government.  It is important that the Commission considers a broad range of views on how the National Minimum Wage impacts on both workers and employers. I urge people to take the opportunity to let their voices be heard by the Commission.”

As part of the public consultation process on the minimum wage, the Low Pay Commission will begin a national radio and digital advertising campaign from Monday (15th January 2018) seeking submissions.

All submissions should be sent to Low Pay Commission Secretariat, Áras Mhic Dhiarmada, 1st Floor, Store Street, Dublin 1 or email  The closing date for submissions is Friday, 9th February 2018.

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