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Work and Business: The low pay crisis

The sections on ‘Better workplaces’ and ‘Improving employment rights’ in the Your Britain policy consultation on Work & Business, now in their third iteration, remain extraordinarily weak and woolly. To be doorstep ready, they must become more radical, and more...

Making work pay: The productivity puzzle

The restraint shown by the Low Pay Commission recently in recommending a three per cent rise in the national minimum wage is justifiable. The LPC has responsibility over a very successful instrument for attacking serious deprivation in the UK: it has almost...

Dot com disgrace: Amazon must end poverty pay in 2014

Ed Miliband has been blazing a trail for living wages, calling out the private sector on the poverty pay which keeps people reliant on state support. There are many major companies which this applies to, but one in particular deserves...

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