On Wednesday this week, the BRC's HR community call was joined by Commissioners Professor Sarah Brown and Martin McTague from the Low Pay Commission (LPC).  

Commissioners were particularly interested in:

  • Impact of Covid
  • Use of Youth Rates and zero hour contracts
  • Current labour shortages and difficulties recruiting
  • HMRC compliance and enforcement

Members were invited to feed-in and directly inform Commissioners on the impact of National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates to their businesses. This evidence along with the analysis from the BRC's Workforce Survey 2021, will collectively inform the BRC's written response to the LPC's consultation - deadline 18th June. The BRC will also be providing oral evidence in a session with Commissioners in July where it will reflect members views and speak on behalf of the retail industry.