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  • Labour markets, distribution of income and wealth

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Rise in UK minimum wage helped narrow inequality but failed to lift productivity

  • Distinguish between the national minimum wage and the national living wage

  • In April, inflation hit 9 per cent and the minimum wage rose by 6.6 per cent. Explain the impact on low wage workers

  • Using a labour market diagram, analyse the effects of a higher wage bill on smaller employers

  • In this week’s episode of Payne’s Politics, the commentators suggest reinstating the £20 uplift to universal credit during the current cost of living crisis. Discuss

Gavin Clarke, Emmanuel College

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