Low pay falls to its lowest level since 1982 but policy makers need to focus on new ‘triple threat’

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Lack of progression, power and gender imbalance mean policy should go beyond a higher minimum wage Having boosted millions of workers’ pay through the National Living Wage, businesses and government must now look to the new frontiers of low pay, the Resolution Foundation says today (Friday) in its annual flagship Low Pay Britain report. The … Continued

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Falling unemployment has curbed the growth of zero hours contracts

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Britain’s tight labour market – which has seen unemployment fall to a 43-year low – has curbed the growth of zero hours contracts (ZHCs), the Resolution Foundation said today (Monday) in response to the latest ONS business survey of ZHCs use. The ONS survey, carried out in November 2017, showed that 1.8 million firms used … Continued

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Britain’s 12-month pay squeeze ends as jobs market breaks new records

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Britain has passed a living standards landmark with real pay finally growing again after a 12-month squeeze. And there are was more good news in the jobs market as unemployment fell and employment hit a record high, the Resolution Foundation said today (Tuesday) in response to the latest ONS labour market figures. Real (CPIH-adjusted) average … Continued

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‘Big Smoke bonus’ of moving to London for work has grown to almost 20 per cent over the last decade

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The typical pay rise associated with moving to London for work has increased to 18 per cent, but high housing costs are limiting the overall income gains from moving to a new job in the capital for many, according to the Resolution Foundation’s Earnings Outlook published today (Wednesday). The latest Earnings Outlook looks at prospects for … Continued

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Britain’s pay squeeze has finally ended – but public sector workers will have to wait

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    Britain’s 12-month pay squeeze has finally ended, though public sector workers will have to wait until new higher pay settlements are agreed to see real pay rises, the Resolution Foundation said today (Wednesday) following the latest labour market statistics. Today’s figures show that real average weekly earnings fell by 0.2 per cent in … Continued

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