The impact of the national living wage in local government and related areas
The LGA commissioned Incomes Data Research to do a piece of qualitative research into what steps councils are taking to address the challenge of the National Living Wage as it moves towards its likely level in 2020. A voluntary sector provider of adult care services was also included in the research.
The purpose of the research was to inform the NJC Employers' position in negotiations with the unions with regard to pay agreements for 2018-2020, but it also throws light on the wider challenge in funding adult social care.
7 December 2016