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| Gail Irvine, Sara Johnson, Bethan Spacey

The Real Living Wage in Social Care: Living Wage Foundation Policy Paper

This policy paper looks at the social care sector, a sector characterised by high numbers of jobs paying below the real Living Wage as well as insecure work. Public visibility of the contribution…

| Klervi Mignon & Ana Witteveen

London’s Living Hours Landscape: Exploring Insecure Work in the Capital

This report explores the scale of insecure work in London, as well as the experiences of Londoners employed in insecure jobs. We consider different aspects of insecure work, such as variable hours…

| Joe Richardson & Ana Witteveen

Employee Jobs Paid Below the Real Living Wage 2023

This is the twelfth annual update to the 'Employee jobs paid below the Living Wage' report, which uses published data from the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) Annual Survey for Hours and…

| Edmund Heery, David Nash, Deborah Hann

The Impact of the Real Living Wage in Higher Education

One way in which universities can fulfil their civic mission is by adopting the Real Living Wage (RLW). The civic mission of universities is increasingly defined to include a commitment to…

| Nye Cominetti, Louise Murphy


This report sets out the method through which the 2023-24 Living Wage rates in London and the rest of the UK are calculated by the Resolution Foundation and overseen by the Living Wage Commission…

| Ana Witteveen

Life on Low Pay as Inflation Begins to Ease

Costs remain high even as inflation begins to ease, leaving many low paid workers facing ongoing financial hardship. While workers across the income distribution are feeling the squeeze, the…

Case studies

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