Since 2011, the Resolution Foundation has published an annual review. This year’s report – the eighth edition of Low Pay Britain, based on pay data from April 2017 – documents the headline trends shaping the low-paid end of the labour market today and highlights the new challenges policymakers should be addressing. The report identifies three … Continued
The Resolution Foundation’s Intergenerational Commission has analysed the breakdown of generational progress in a number of domains, including housing, the welfare state and the labour market. In terms of the latter we have outlined how the assumption that each generation will earn more than the one before it no longer appears to hold. This paper … Continued
Discussion around the Taylor Review and quality of work has often focused on zero-hours contracts and the gig economy. But one idea the Taylor Review raised could impact a far larger group: those doing paid overtime. Overtime working is a big deal in our labour market and attention on it is long overdue. One in … Continued
This report has set out the method through which the Living Wage rates in London and the rest of the UK are calculated by Resolution Foundation on behalf of the Living Wage Foundation. This aligned approach ensures that both the UK Living Wage and London Living Wage will be driven by the latest research into … Continued
The coming years will be pivotal for the UK’s labour market. Along with new questions raised by Brexit, the responses to longstanding issues dogging firms and workers alike will be key. When it comes to action points, Britain’s woeful productivity growth since the financial crisis is top of the list but not far below is … Continued
This is our seventh annual report on the prevalence of low pay in Britain. It uses the latest data available (April 2016) to map out the scale of low pay and the groups that are most affected.