By Blog Editor, IOE Digital, on 17 June 2016
Alex Bryson and Michael White.
Has the employment of non-UK workers – particularly those from the European Union – reduced wages in Britain, and if so, by how much? Could restrictions on the employment of EU workers benefit British employees by driving their wages up?
Our research shows that …
– The reduction in wages when using European Economic Area (EEA) workers (most of whom are from the EU) is quite small.
– Any wage rise from a restriction on EU workers could be cancelled out by using the same numbers of temporary or agency workers. These have virtually the same small effect in (more…)