At the Low Pay Commission, when we think about geography, we typically think about it in terms of workplace location – i.e. the region, local authority or constituency where individuals work. This is the variable we use for local measures …
This question is fundamental to the LPC’s work and is at the centre of our research programme each year. In 2019, we commissioned an econometric project from the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) to look at just this. This work …
How have employers in the retail and hospitality sectors responded to the National Living Wage (NLW)? Last year researchers from Sheffield University Management School's Centre for Decent Work (Dragoș Adăscălitei, Gareth Crockett, Jason Heyes, Kirsty Newsome and Edward Yates) conducted …
UPDATE - 17 March 2020 In view of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, and the recent advice to avoid all non-essential travel, we are suspending the Low Pay Commission’s programme of visits for 2020. Getting direct evidence on the state of …
Every year, the LPC commissions and publishes a range of independent research projects to build our evidence base and understanding of the labour market and low pay. Today, we’re publishing two of the research reports we commissioned last year, to …
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