While a short supply of candidates has driven up starting salaries to near-record levels, wages are still expected to fall behind the cost of living.
Fewer than a quarter of people (23%) in England who used to receive free school meals were earning above the living wage by the age of 25.
Research has indicated for the first time that low-paid workers benefit overwhelmingly from working at home, yet companies could do more to support them.
Companies are paying record-high wages to secure seasonal staff this Christmas, yet may have to pay even more as vacancies lie open.
Yesterday’s eye-watering inflation figures – showing the biggest rise in the cost of living for nearly 10 years – have seen renewed calls for employers to do more to support the financial wellbeing of...