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In Hartlepool, there are problems the minimum wage can't fix

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Town Wall, Hartlepool, Durham, England. Dating from the late 14th century the limestone wall once enclosed the whole of the medieval town. The terraced houses overlook the entrance to Victoria Docks in the background.

On the train out of Kings Cross, I’m reading the briefing that accompanies us on all site visits. Expertly prepared by the secretariat, it leaves no economic stone unturned. But as I head towards the north east, my feeling of …

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 …

The LPC rates retreat: no solitude, only robust dialogue and negotiation

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In September the LPC held its annual research symposium, where researchers present results of the projects we have commissioned. Peter Donaldson, who was a Commissioner from April 2010 until December 2017 and participated in 9 rates negotiations and subsequent reports …