Living it up: Strengthening the real Living Wage

Wednesday 27 July 2016

Jobs, Skills and Pay

The National Living Wage has attracted much attention since its announcement last Summer, but that hasn’t stopped more employers signing up to the real Living Wage, which crucially is rooted in the cost of living facing families. But in this new environment, what is needed to ensure that the Living Wage campaign continues to go … Continued

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The National Living Wage three months on – has Brexit changed the game?

Monday 11 July 2016

Jobs, Skills and Pay

Since the National Living Wage (NLW) was introduced in April, the wages of millions of low paid workers have seen a significant boost. Many more are expected to benefit as the rate increases over the course of the parliament. But how will the economic uncertainty from the Brexit vote affect the new wage floor? Will … Continued

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Can we afford to care? The future health of social care

Thursday 12 November 2015

Tax and Welfare

The combination of rising demand, reduced funding and increasing costs stemming from the National Living Wage are set to put an already stretched social care sector under further strain. What additional public funding is needed to maintain social care provision in its current form over the parliament and beyond? Could closer health integration create efficiencies … Continued

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Matthew Hancock MP in conversation with David Willetts on the living wage

Tuesday 6 October 2015

Jobs, Skills and Pay

The Chancellor’s announcement of a National Living Wage, a policy based in part on the recommendations of the Resolution Foundation review into the future of the Minimum Wage, was arguably the most eye-catching announcement of the Summer Budget. This higher wage floor will deliver a welcome boost to low-paid workers, but implementing it will be … Continued

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Where next for the Living Wage?

Thursday 3 September 2015

Jobs, Skills and Pay

The Chancellor’s new ‘National Living Wage’ announced in the Budget will mean a welcome pay rise for low paid workers. But implementing it will be a big challenge for many employers and on its own secure it won’t a decent standard of living for millions of working families. What does this higher wage floor mean … Continued

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As if we cared – the costs and benefits of a living wage for social care workers

Tuesday 3 March 2015

Jobs, Skills and Pay

There is a growing realisation that higher quality care in an ageing society requires a better deal for the social care workforce. Low pay, at times below the National Minimum Wage, and the poor working conditions associated with it often act as barriers to delivering the quality of care that people deserve, and place significant pressure on care workers. While … Continued

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