As far as we are aware there is no global league table ranking public policies by the breadth and depth of their evidence base. But - if there were - then the UK minimum wage would surely appear somewhere near …
Age/group Previous hourly rate New hourly rate National Living Wage (25+) £7.20 £7.20 21-24 year olds £6.70 £6.95 18-20 year olds £5.30 £5.55 16-17 year olds £3.87 £4.00 Apprentices £3.30 £3.40 On Saturday (1 October), the minimum wages for workers …
A wide range of evidence suggests that the National Minimum Wage (NMW) has succeeded in raising pay for the lowest-paid workers significantly without damaging employment or the economy. However, the benefits of the NMW have been more muted for workers …
Minimum wage compliance matters. It matters to employers, because the compliant employer does not want to be undercut by the unscrupulous employer flouting the law. It matters to workers because they need to be assured of their promised level of …
We have recently seen further public naming of firms found to be non-compliant with the National Minimum Wage. It follows closely on the heels of plans announced by the government in September.
Why should younger workers get paid less than older workers for doing a similar job? This is a recurrent question faced by the Low Pay Commission in relation to the minimum wage, which has lower rates for 16-17 year old …
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A blog on the work of the Low Pay Commission (LPC), an independent body that advises the government about the National Minimum Wage.
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