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Effects of the minimum wage on employment and automation - LPC publishes new commissioned research

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Every year the LPC commissions research projects to help evaluate the effects of the minimum wage rates we have recommended. The reports summarised below informed our 2018 Report. The two ongoing projects (ISER and IES) will continue to add to …

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 …

Commissioner Sarah Brown reports on LPC visit to Newry, NI

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Commissioner Professor Sarah Brown visited Newry with members of the LPC's secretariat as part of our annual programme of visits around the UK. They heard evidence from both local businesses and workers.  Licence: Creative Commons Attribution In June the Low Pay …

Access to work and access to workers - Simon Sapper's reflections on his first visit as a Commissioner

Simon Sapper's appointment to the Low Pay Commission was confirmed last week, but he has already taken part in one of our evidence-gathering visits. Here is what he heard in Barnstaple at the end of May... It’s like there’s a …

Researchers - the Low Pay Commission needs your help.

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 …

Dennis the Menace, Minnie the Minx, and low pay: a trip to Dundee

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In truth, paying homage to Dennis the Menace and Minnie the Minx wasn't exactly our reason for visiting Dundee but it certainly gave me some credibility with my graphic artist nephew! Each year Commissioners and members of the Low Pay …