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We can help raise low pay

You do not have to agree with David Goodhart’s historical analysis (“Bad job for Britain,” July) to welcome his concern about the growth of low-skilled, low-wage work in the UK or accept his challenge to do something about it.

It is good that we came through the recession without the levels of unemployment that the textbooks predicted. But too many have become complacent about today’s labour market. As Goodhart stresses, we have growing numbers of vulnerable workers at the bottom. Not only is pay stagnant, there are also acute difficulties for…

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