Tag Archives: low pay

There is no evidence that migrants are under-cutting the wages of British workers

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We need to apportion blame to the bosses and their business models, rather than scapegoating one group of workers.

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The success of the living wage campaign benefits us all

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Giving more people the living wage will have wider benefits for the economy.

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Increase in number of people on low pay

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The number of people on low pay has risen by 147,000 to 5.3 million in the last year, according to new research.

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Labour conference 2014: why Britain needs a higher minimum wage

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Ensuring a minimum wage of £8 an hour will mean the low paid seeing some of the benefits of the economic recovery.

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Bundesbank calls for higher wages across Eurozone

The call follows a raft of recent reports highlighting inequality as a threat to the global economy.

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Living wage should be paid to a million more workers, says commission

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A living wage for the lowest-paid staff could lead to increased productivity, reduced staff turnover and improved morale.

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Coalition Britain: less Dragon’s Den, more a nation of odd jobbers

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As with so many of the coalition’s claims of economic recovery, the seemingly buoyant labour market is hiding a much more fragile picture, writes James Bloodworth.

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The role of skills in tackling low pay

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Two new reports show just how little impact economic growth is having in the places that need it most.

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Coalition Britain: a third of families living on the cusp of homelessness

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New figures from Shelter demonstrate just how precarious the economic recovery still is for many people.

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It’s time to be bold on the Living Wage

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If we believe that a Living Wage should apply to all, then we must be prepared to consider how we achieve it, writes Karen Jennings.

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