A minimum wage worker would need to work for 380 hours a week to match the annual salary of someone at the 99th percentile, according to research by the Resolution Foundation.
New figures from the ONS show that a quarter of workers earned less than £12,800 a year in 2012. James Plunkett of the Resolution Foundation has written an interesting piece for the Huffington Post, in which he argues that low pay is “fast becoming one of the defining economic challenges of our age”.
Tomorrow, Stan Greenberg will publish new research examining people’s perceptions of whether the economy is harsh on ‘ordinary people’.
Will consumers make it worth employers’ investment in the Living Wage, by shifting their custom to those who pay decent wages?
Giselle Cory examines the state of ‘nudge’-based programs that encourage saving gently; they may help, but they can’t overcome poverty alone.
The Resolution Foundation today published a new paper by Professor Lane Kenworthy of the University of Arizona; James Plunkett reports.
The Resolution Foundation’s Felicity Dennistoun explains the IFS’s figures for child poverty, and puts them in the context of the wider welfare reforms.
James Plunkett, secretary to the Resolution Foundation’s Commission on Living Standards, looks at the story of the recession, for the UK and the world.
With rising prices and stagnating wages, there couldn’t be a worse time for working families to have their support for childcare cut, writes Felicity Dennistoun.