This short paper summarises trends in unemployment rates and looks at how rates vary by ethnicity, age and sex.
A Bill to make provision about the national minimum wage; and for connected purposes.
The Library will produce a briefing or material for the second reading debate and this page will be updated when it is made available.
The second reading paper may be updated as the Bill goes through Parliament; alternatively additional papers will be added to this page to reflect the Bill’s progress
The National Minimum Wage Bill: What it is, why it’s needed, and how it could be strengthened, Institute of Employment Rights, 29 October 2020
Why I’m introducing the national minimum wage bill, By Paula Barker MP, Labour List, 27 October 2020
Private Members’ Bill ballot , 9 January 2020
The National Minimum Wage: rates and enforcement, House of Commons Library Briefing, 11 April 2018
Progress of Bill – Parliamentary website. Text of Bill etc.
Parliamentary material on the minimum wage 2018– questions, debates etc.
Minimum wage, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
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Household debt: Data on the latest household debt statistics, including net lending, mortgage interest rates and insolvencies.
This briefing sets out information on the levels and rates of poverty in the UK, including historical trends and forecasts for future years, as well as poverty by employment status, tenure, ethnic group, disability, region, and constituency.