Low Pay Britain 2020

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Cominettie, Nye
Resolution Foundation
Date of publication
23 September 2020
Social Policy, Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion
Social welfare
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Report on the impact of the coronavirus on the low paid, and what this means for minimum wage policy.

The low paid have already suffered the worst of the economic effects of this crisis; they are more likely to have lost their job, or hours and pay, or to have been furloughed. They also suffered the greater health risks – they were less likely to be able to work from the safety of their homes. Unfortunately, the worst of the labour market fall-out from this crisis is still to come, with the economic effects of the pandemic ongoing and the Job Retention Scheme being wound down.


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