Policies for Decent Labour Standards in Britain - How Britain can avoid a post-Brexit race to the bottom in labour standards
PUBLICATION / 06.06.18
There is a risk that Brexit could erode workers’ wages and conditions, particularly if the British government deregulates employment laws and undercuts European Union standards, as various ministers have suggested. These concerns are acute given recent trends of widening income inequality, sluggish wage growth and an increase in the low-paid workforce.
To ensure that Britain does not fall into a competitive race to the bottom, it must put in place a robust way of enforcing decent labour standards. In a recent analysis published in The Political Quarterly journal, we outline various ways to achieve this.