Publications

  • Low pay in the UK: Apr 2016

    Bulletin presents statistics on the number of employee jobs with pay less than the National Minimum Wage or the new National Living Wage in the UK

Data

  • Distribution of low-paid jobs by 10 pence bands

    Annual estimates of the number and proportion of UK jobs paying below various 10 pence thresholds and the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage, by employee age group, from 1998 to 2018.

  • Jobs paid below minimum wage by category

    Annual estimates of the number of UK jobs paid below the minimum wage by sex, age, occupation and industry, full-time and part-time, and region, from 1998 to 2018.

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  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest

Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.

Pre-release access list for Low pay in the UK, Apr 2016

The phrase 'Pre-release Access' refers to the practice whereby official statistics in their final form, and any accompanying written commentary, are made available to an eligible person in advance of their publication. The rules and principles which govern pre-release access are featured within the Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Order 2008.

Besides ONS staff, the following persons are given pre-release access by the period indicated before release.

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Prime Minister 10 Downing Street 24 Hours
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Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Scottish Government 24 Hours
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Statistician Scottish Government 24 Hours
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First Minister Scottish Government 24 Hours
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Economist Scottish Government 24 Hours
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Special Advisor Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 24 Hours
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Senior Press Officer Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 24 Hours
Director - Labour Markets Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 24 Hours
Economic Advisor Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 24 Hours
Deputy Director - Labour Market Analysis and National Minium Wage Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 24 Hours
Statistician Low Pay Commission 24 Hours
Chief Economist Low Pay Commission 24 Hours
Senior Principal Statistician Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) 24 Hours
Statistician Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) 24 Hours
Minister of Finance Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) 24 Hours
Minister for the Economy Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) 24 Hours
First Minister Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) 24 Hours
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Head of Civil Service Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) 24 Hours
Permanent Secretary (DfE) Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) 24 Hours
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Economist Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) 24 Hours
Special Advisor (DoF) Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) 24 Hours
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