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2018 Consultation Processes

The Low Pay Commission is an independent body, the main function of which is to advise the Government on the appropriate rate of the National Minimum Wage.

National Minimum Wage Consultation

The Commission has completed its consultation process on the national minimum wage for this year and will publish its report shortly.

Employee Tips Consultation

The National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act, 2015, also allows for the Minister to request the Commission to examine and report its views on other matters, related generally to the functions of the Act.

In this context the Commission has been requested to examine current practices relating to employee tips and the potential impact of legislation on this area.

In order to get a better understanding of how employee tips are shared and distributed the Commission is currently conducting a targeted consultation process with stakeholders, particularly employee and employer representative bodies.

We welcome your observations, comments and submissions which can be submitted, preferably by email, to:, or by post to:

The Low Pay Commission Secretariat, 1st Floor, Aras Mhic Diarmada, Store Street, Dublin 1

Please note that all comments, observations and submissions received will be subject to The Freedom of Information Act 2014. Consequently, when submitting material, parties should identify any information which they consider should not be released, and identify the grounds under the Act which support the non-release of the information. In general, our policy is to make responses to our consultation available on our website following the publication of the relevant report.

We may also quote from submissions in our reports.