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Not so equal: Is excluding au pairs from the minimum wage still the right thing to do?

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This year, the Low Pay Commission was asked to investigate the use of the ‘domestic worker exemption’. Our full response to this is included in our  2021 report, published last week. This exemption, which we have now recommended removing, was …

A tale of two (similar) cities: the impact of the minimum wage on retail and hospitality in Sheffield and Manchester

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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 …

Low Pay Commissioners visit the 'city of a thousand trades'

Commissioners Clare Chapman, Kay Carberry, Kate Bell and Martin McTague visited Birmingham last week to gather evidence on the effects of the National Living Wage and Minimum Wage. Here Clare and Kay share their reflections on what they heard. Wikipedia …

Has underpayment increased since the introduction of the National Living Wage?

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Data published today by the Office for National Statistics suggests that the National Living Wage (NLW) has made a big difference to the earnings of low-paid workers, helping part-timers and women in particular. But amidst the good news, one area …

Compliance and enforcement: the challenge of the National Living Wage

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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 …