Escape Plan: Understanding who progresses from low pay and who gets stuck

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Our findings highlight that employees can move into higher paying roles but escaping completely from low pay is more difficult. Overall, the evidence presented in the report suggests that employers and government do have scope to develop the progression prospects of low paid staff. While much is already being done, there are particular groups of people … Continued

More than a minimum: The review of the minimum wage – Final report

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The final report of the Resolution Foundation’s review of the future of the National Minimum Wage. The review has worked for the past nine months under the chairmanship of Professor Sir George Bain, the founding chair of the Low Pay Commission, exploring whether the minimum wage and its supporting architecture could do more to tackle … Continued

Starting out or getting stuck? An analysis of who gets trapped in low paid work—and who escapes

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Almost three-quarters of Britain’s workers who were on low pay in 2002 failed to escape from it over the course of the following decade. Both low pay and social mobility are recognised as serious concerns in Britain but much less attention has been given to how easy or hard it is for someone to work their … Continued

Fifteen years later: A discussion paper on the future of the UK National Minimum Wage and Low Pay Commission

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In 15 years the UK National Minimum Wage (NMW) has evolved from a bold and experimental labour market intervention into a permanent and generally uncontroversial tool of economic policy. The Low Pay Commission (LPC), enshrined in law in 1998 to recommend the rate of the NMW, has won widespread support, with its decisions endorsed by … Continued

Resolution Foundation analysis of the 2013 Budget

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The Chancellor’s fourth Budget was a relatively quiet affair. While pre-announced changes mean that millions of households will face further reductions in benefit and tax credit receipts from April, the latest financial statement said nothing new about welfare cuts (though it confirmed that departmental spending is set to be tightened still further).    

No Clear Benefit

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Low-income families will see their council tax bills rise by up to £600 a year from April. As a result of council tax benefit reform, No Clear Benefit shows that three-quarters of local authorities are set to demand increased payments from the 3.2 million poorest working-age households who currently pay either no council tax or a reduced … Continued

Trends in wages and incomes: 2003-2008

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Prior to the crash the economy was growing steadily, with real GDP per capita growth of 7.0 per cent between 2003 and 2008, equivalent to an average annual growth rate of 1.4 per cent. Yet the benefits of this relatively strong economic performance did not filter down to the average worker; after accounting for inflation, … Continued

Creditworthy: Assessing the impact of tax credits in the last decade and considering what this means for Universal Credit

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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. Tax credits reach around six million families, providing substantial support for … Continued

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