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Living Wage


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

Calculating the Real Living Wage for London and the Rest of the UK

2020-21

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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 and overseen by the…
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Publications

Earnings Outlook Q2 2020

Back in lockdown

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As England enters its second lockdown the outlook for the labour market is as uncertain as at any point during the crisis (Wales and Northern Ireland are already in a…
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Events

Raising pay vs protecting jobs?

Where next for the National Living Wage

Live interactive webinar. This pandemic has shone a spotlight on the vital work done by Britain’s low-paid workers who, from supermarket staff to care workers, were the most likely to…
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Publications

Under the wage floor

Exploring firms’ incentives to comply with the minimum wage

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This briefing note explores the incentives for firms to comply with the National Living Wage/National Minimum Wage (NLW/NMW). It documents the penalties that firms are subject to; estimates underpaying firms’…
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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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