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CentrePiece Article
In brief: Britain's Minimum Wage: What Impact on Pay and Jobs?
David Metcalf
December 2006
Paper No' CEPCP217:
Full Paper (pdf)

CentrePiece 11 (3) Winter 2006

The national minimum wage is now an established part of the British labour market. In the first evaluation of all the evidence of its impact on pay and jobs, David Metcalf shows that there has been a big boost in the pay of those towards the bottom of the pay league table with no associated loss of jobs.

This article summarises his December 2006 paper 'On the Impact of the British National Minimum Wage on Pay and Employment'