How English care homes have coped with the National Living Wage

Giulia Giupponi 150Giulia Giupponi is an ESRC-funded PhD student at the London School of Economics and a research assistant at the Centre for Economic Performance.

Steve Machin 150Stephen Machin is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Director of the Centre for Economic Performance.

They have been advising the Low Pay Commission on the impact of the National Living Wage on English care homes.

On 1 April, all five UK minimum wage rates were increased (PDF), a year on from introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW) for workers aged 25 and over with a rate of £7.20 an hour. Rates for younger workers remained at the level of the existing National Minimum Wage (NMW). The NLW is set to achieve the 2020 target of 60 per cent of median earnings. Given the scale of the change – a 7.5 per cent increase at the time of the NLW introduction (PDF) – and the ambitious target set for 2020, a natural question is the impact on employment and other margins of adjustment by firms. Continue reading

England will be defeated by Iceland in Euro 2016 tonight

As the English nation holds its breath ahead of tonight’s clash against Iceland, author and  ESRC-funded academic Clare Bambra explains why, if it were down to health stats, we wouldn’t get through against the boys in blue.

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Iceland will beat England in Euro 2016 tonight

England will get knocked out of Euro 2016 by Iceland tonight and Iceland will in fact go all the way to the final!… well that’s if the tournament follows how healthy each nation is. Based on health statistics, Switzerland who were knocked out on Saturday would have actually walked away as European Champions for the first time in the competition’s history – narrowly beating Iceland on penalties at Stade de France on Sunday 10 July.

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