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The Resolution Foundation calculates the real Living Wage – a voluntary hourly pay rate that is based on what families need to get by. We also publish research on the impact of the real Living Wage, as part of our wider work low pay and the labour market.

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Nye Cominetti

Nye Cominetti

Economic Analyst
E: nye.cominetti@resolutionfoundation.org
Publications

Ain’t no minimum high enough

Minimum wage policy in the 2019 General Election

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Summary Minimum wage increases since 2015 delivered a £3bn pay boost to low-paid workers last year – highlighting the benefits of cross-party consensus over a more ambitious wage floor. Both…
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Publications

Calculating a Living Wage for London and the rest of the UK

2019-20

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This report sets out the method through which the Living Wage rates in London and the rest of the UK are calculated by the Resolution Foundation on behalf of the…
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Events

The floor’s the limit

Examining the main parties’ plans for a higher minimum wage

An expert panel will discuss RF's new analysis of the two main parties’ plans for the minimum wage, including how they compare with each other, with other countries, and how…
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Comment

The evidence backing a higher minimum wage is growing

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You wait for a minimum wage report and then three come along at once. This morning the Treasury published Arin Dube’s keenly awaited review of minimum wage policy in the…
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Comment

Britain can afford an even higher minimum wage – but we need to tread carefully

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Britain has long had a low pay problem. For most of the last two decades around one in five workers has been in low-paid work – earning less than two-thirds…
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Publications

Calculating a Living Wage for London and the rest of the UK

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This report sets out the method through which the Living Wage rates in London and the rest of the UK were calculated for the 2018/19 rates. Resolution Foundation undertakes this…
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Publications

Calculating a Living Wage for London and the rest of the UK

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2017/18 saw a rise in the minimum wage rate to £8.75 in the UK. We set out a method for determining the independently-calculated Living Wage rates in London and the…
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