Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings
Telephone: +44 (0)1633 456120
Frequency of release: Annually
Geographical coverage: UK
Geographical breakdown: Region
Survey name(s): Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE)
The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is a minimum amount per hour that most employees in the UK are entitled to be paid. There are different levels of NMW depending on a worker’s age and whether they are an apprentice. The low pay estimates presented relate to gross pay before tax, National Insurance and other deductions.
The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.
Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:
Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.