Understanding who progresses from low pay and who gets stuck
For the majority of low paid workers, their jobs do not appear to be a first rung on a ladder to meaningfully higher earnings. This new analysis replicates our previous finding that three in four people fail to escape from low pay but has also added a number of important additional insights.
The scale of minimum wage underpayment in social care
This briefing note finds that social care workers are losing out on an estimated £130 million a year due to pay rates that are in breach of the National Minimum Wage. The average loss for those not receiving the minimum wage is around £815 per year.
The costs and benefits of a living wage for social care workers
This report is the culmination of a year-long investigation into pay and conditions in social care, and the first authoritative study of the costs and benefits of moving to a living wage for all care workers.
Debates over public finances are set to loom large in the coming election campaign. To date, we have only very broad outlines of the preferred approaches of each of the main parties. We present indicative outcomes based on a range of reasonable interpretations of the different rules.