Thursday, 17 December 2020
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
Low Pay Commission
198. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the status of plans to transform the Low Pay Commission into a living wage commission; the details of any consultation process initiated by his Department in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44149/20]
The Programme for Government includes a commitment to progress to a living wage over the lifetime of the Government.
Consideration is now being given to how best to take forward this initiative.
I previously confirmed that consideration is being given to transforming the Low Pay Commission into a Living Wage Commission.
I recently met with the Low Pay Commission to discuss the role they can play in meeting the commitment to progress to a living wage.
A public consultation will be held in due course to help inform the analysis of the issues and opportunities that may arise in the move to the living wage.