Pay day? Tackling Britain’s longstanding low pay problems

Tuesday 18 October 2016

Jobs, Skills and Pay

Keynote speech from Business Minister Margot James Britain has among the highest proportion of low paid workers in any advanced economy – a record that has barely changed in 20 years. The National Living Wage will transform the countries’ low pay landscape and boost the pay of around six million workers. But will plans to … 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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Is Labour still the workers’ party?

Monday 28 September 2015

Jobs, Skills and Pay

As Labour seeks to rebuild following its defeat at the last General Election, how can it reclaim its mantle as the party for working people? At a Resolution Foundation event Owen Smith MP will outline his vision for Labour’s approach to pay and work, and how it fits with Labour’s wider economic strategy. Head of … 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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Escaping low pay: how to break away from in-work poverty

Tuesday 11 November 2014

Jobs, Skills and Pay

Low pay and social mobility are recognised as serious problems across the political spectrum, yet there is a lack of understanding of the extent of pay immobility and what can be done about it. On 11 November the Resolution Foundation presented the findings of our final report on pay progression. It examines the characteristics of individuals, households, … Continued

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