The National Living Wage has transformed Britain’s low pay landscape, with the number of low waged workers falling significantly for the first time in 40 years.
But Britain’s low pay challenges are far from over, and a higher minimum wage, crucial as that is, cannot solve them all. We need to focus on those new challenges with new thinking. What can be done to boost the hours and security of low-paid work? Are there enough routes out of low-waged jobs? And what happens when it feels like the only work in town pays no more than the minimum wage?
At an event at its Westminster headquarters, the Resolution Foundation presented the key findings from its latest report Low Pay Britain 2018. Leading experts, including the Head of the Low Pay Commission Bryan Sanderson, then discussed Britain’s new low pay challenges, before taking part in an audience Q&A.