Restructuring minimum wages: complexity, compliance and a case for reform

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Document type
Paper
Author(s)
Shackleton, J R
Publisher
Institute of Economic Affairs
Date of publication
1 September 2018
Series
IEA Discussion Paper. 92
Subject(s)
People management: all aspects of managing people
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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This paper examines the issues surrounding minimum wages and argues for a simplification of the minimum wage structure facing employers, recognising changes, which have occurred in the labour market since the National Minimum Wage was introduced.

It also argues that politicians should avoid wage setting as far as possible and restore greater responsibility to the Low Pay Commission (LPC).

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