United Kingdom -Beyond the Bottom Line: the living wage can boost -January 20, 2013

A joint report from the Resolution Foundation and IPPR, Beyond the Bottom Line, presents the first full economic analysis of the living wage in the UK, including: modelling its potential impact on labour demand and considering the potential costs of living wages for employers; analysing which workers and families benefit most from the living wage; and quantifying the fiscal savings to government of wider living wage coverage. The TUC welcomed the report and stated that the more companies who can be persuaded to pay the living wage the better. The trade union said that the report makes a compelling argument for both securing stronger wage growth and retaining important in-work benefits for low and middle-income earners as the best means of boosting living standards.

English: http://www.resolutionfoundation.org/publications/?category=16 



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