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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 …

Coming soon to a town near you…: the LPC visit programme 2020

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Map of of 2020 visit locations

UPDATE - 17 March 2020 In view of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, and the recent advice to avoid all non-essential travel, we are suspending the Low Pay Commission’s programme of visits for 2020. Getting direct evidence on the state of …

The National Living Wage, inequality and job progression: two research projects

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Does the minimum wage have an impact on wage inequality? Do increases in the minimum wage help or hinder people moving into better-paid jobs? These were the questions posed by a major, two-part research project which the LPC published in …

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 …