Women, pensioners and part-time workers stand to gain most from increases in the minimum wage, new research shows.
One-in-three working women will benefit from the Government’s plans to introduce a national living wage, according to new research.
Six million workers, representing about a fifth of all employees, will see their pay lifted by the end of the decade as a result of the policy, claimed the Resolution Foundation.
Women are expected to account for 3.7m of those receiving a pay rise – or nearly three-in-10 of all female employees – because they are more likely to work part-time and in low-paid sectors, the think-tank estimated.
By comparison, around 2.3m male employees, or about 18pc of the workforce, will see their earnings boosted.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Will you benefit from increases in the minimum wage? – Telegraph