Bill summary

A Bill to make provision about the national minimum wage; and for connected purposes.

The Library will produce a briefing or material for the second reading debate and this page will be updated when it is made available.  

The second reading paper may be updated as the Bill goes through Parliament; alternatively additional papers will be added to this page to reflect the Bill’s progress

Further reading

Private Members Bills: MPs lose chance to pitch their laws, BBC News, 13 January 2021

The National Minimum Wage Bill: What it is, why it’s needed, and how it could be strengthened, Institute of Employment Rights, 29 October 2020

Why I’m introducing the national minimum wage bill, By Paula Barker MP, Labour List, 27 October 2020

Private Members’ Bill ballot  , 9 January 2020

The National Minimum Wage: rates and enforcement, House of Commons Library Briefing, 11 April 2018


Progress of Bill – Parliamentary website. Text of Bill etc.

Parliamentary material on the minimum wage 2018– questions, debates etc.

National Minimum Wage and Living Wage, DBEIS

Minimum wage, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions

Low Pay Commission

Help for Members of Parliament and their staff  

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The Public Bill Office (PBO) supports public bill committees.  The staff working in the PBO can advise Members of Parliament on tabling amendments to bills and on the drafting of Private Members’ Bills. 

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