Higher minimum wages in big cities: Are there lessons for the UK from the US?

Wednesday 4 March 2015

Jobs, Skills and Pay

From San Francisco to Seattle, fierce political battles have been fought – and won – across the US recently in favour of minimum wages higher than the federal rate. But what are the economic arguments behind higher City-wide minimum wage rates? Have they proved successful and what are the drawbacks? And what, if anything, can … Continued

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More than a minimum: The review of the minimum wage – Final report

Thursday 13 March 2014

Jobs, Skills and Pay

The UK’s National Minimum Wage has been an undoubted success. But as concern about low pay has gained momentum, the settlement designed 15 years ago has struggled to keep pace. For the past nine months, the Resolution Foundation has been hosting a review of the future of the minimum wage under the chairmanship of Professor … Continued

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The minimum wage at 15 – fully grown-up?

Thursday 20 June 2013

Jobs, Skills and Pay

Since the National Minimum Wage became law in 1998 it has raised the pay of the lowest earners in the UK. Extreme low pay has fallen by nearly 80 per cent and there is a broad academic consensus that the minimum wage has not caused unemployment. Yet low pay more generally remains a major problem, … Continued

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More than a minimum: Where next for the National Minimum Wage?

Tuesday 17 April 2012

Jobs, Skills and Pay

Since its introduction in 1999 the minimum wage has raised the pay of some of the lowest earners in Britain.  Now, as might be expected in tough economic times, growth in its value has gone into reverse.  The recent announcement that the minimum wage will rise by 11 pence to £6.19 in October 2012 marks … Continued

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