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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 …

Why aren’t we seeing more National Living Wage workers?

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LPC economist Anthony Lord uses analysis from our 2018 report to answer the question: “Why aren’t we seeing more National Living Wage workers?” The report was published on 27 November and is available here. The background The introduction of the …

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 …