The National Minimum Wage: An International, National and Regional Perspective

Maryna Ramcharan and Abigail Taylor examine the National Minimum Wage in terms of how it compares to minimum wage rates internationally, its national impact and its implications for the West Midlands. The 1st of April 2022 marks the 23rd year since the introduction of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) in the UK by Tony Blair’s … Continue reading “The National Minimum Wage: An International, National and Regional Perspective”

Which Parliamentary Constituencies Will Most Likely Face a Homelessness Rise?

Dr Maryna Ramcharan examines which constituencies will most likely face a homelessness rise in the West Midlands.  This is part of WMREDI’s research into Income Inequality, Policies, and Inclusive Growth.  Effects of Covid-19 A Covid-19 related ban on bailiff-enforced evictions in England ended in May 2021 and has been tapering off since. As a potential … Continue reading “Which Parliamentary Constituencies Will Most Likely Face a Homelessness Rise?”

Income Inequality, Policies and Inclusive Growth

Dr Maryna Ramcharan discusses her new report examining income inequality in the UK at a regional level with a particular focus on the West Midlands.  Visit the project page and view the report  – Income Inequality, Policies and Inclusive Growth  The UK has a very high level of income inequality compared to other countries. Income … Continue reading “Income Inequality, Policies and Inclusive Growth”