19 September 2012
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Date: 19 September 2012
Author: Paul Gregg
Real wage growth in the UK labour market, since around 2003, has slowed down and stagnated. This report documents the nature of real wage changes across the wage distribution over the last three decades. The report explores whether unemployment has become a stronger moderating influence on real wage growthin recent years.
Creditworthy: Assessing the impact of tax credits in the last decade and considering what this means for Universal Credit
Date: 27 June 2012
Author: Paul Gregg
Creditworthy assesses the direct and indirect impacts of tax credits, finding that there is no evidence that tax credits hold down low wages. The analysis discredits the assumption that tax credits, available to low and middle income families, enable employers to pay lower wages.
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