Pay progression for low-paid workers

This research report from the UK think tank Social Market Foundation seeks to understand whether and how government can use tax and regulation policy to promote wage progression and career progression among low-paid workers.

Experiences in the labour market are at the heart of the political and policy debate about the modern economy. There is a growing sense that work is no longer providing a reliable route to better living standards and social mobility. A key part of the social contract – that “work should pay” – is being broken. Without reform, there is likely to be growing anger about the UK’s economic model.

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