• UPCOMING EVENTS

New Year, New Politics: An Attlee settlement for 21st century Britain

Tuesday 30 January 2018

January is traditionally a time to take on exciting new challenges, and British politics is no exception. The country faces a number of domestic issues beyond Brexit, from the shape of the public finances and the quality of public services to getting living standards growing again. What domestic policies should the government and opposition focus … 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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Ready for the wage floor? Making a success of the National Living Wage

Wednesday 24 February 2016

Jobs, Skills and Pay

Around 4.5 million employees are set to benefit from the introduction of the new National Living Wage in April – and more will benefit as the rate approaches £9 over the course of the parliament. But how will employers, particularly those in low-paying sectors, respond to the new higher wage floor? Will it spur a … 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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