Briefing 35: Raising Floors

Release Date: June 2014

Unemployment is reducing as the economy improves, but there is concern that many jobs do not pay enough to meet the cost of living, reduce poverty and lift workers out of social safety nets (eg. tax credits).

This edition of Thinking: New Economy estimates the effects of three different pay floors on Greater Manchester’s workforce, using data from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE).