• Resolution Foundation

    Escape Plan

    Understanding who progresses from low pay and who gets stuck

    For the majority of low paid workers, their jobs do not appear to be a first rung on a ladder to meaningfully higher earnings. This new analysis replicates our previous finding that three in four people fail to escape from low pay but has also added a number of important additional insights.

  • Resolution Foundation

    Turning Point?

    The minimum wage in 2014 and beyond

    With the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rising on October 1st, this briefing note provides some background by setting out the evolution of the wage since its introduction in April 1999.

  • Resolution Foundation

    Low Pay Britain 2014

    This is our fourth annual audit of low pay in Britain. It describes in detail the scale of the problem in the latest year for which data is available (2013) and the people it affects.

  • Resolution Foundation

    Why 2014 hasn’t been the year of the pay rise

    The impact of the changing make-up of the workforce on wages

    This analysis looks at the impact of changes in the characteristics of the labour market in order to establish why it has propped up wages throughout most of the downturn and why it is now acting as a drag on wages. The analysis looks at the impact of different factors – such as age, gender, sector, occupation, job tenure, skill level and migration status – to see how they have each affected wage growth.

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