Lorena is a Senior Researcher at ResPublica, co-ordinating events and research projects across all three of ResPublica's core workstreams. She currently focuses on labour market reform, including programmes and campaigns on education and skills. Lorena leads on the organisation's work on social exclusion, with projects in the pipeline on immigration, affordable housing, poverty, loneliness, small businesses and deprived communities.
British workers are still experiencing a fall in living standards. Raising the minimum wage could help, but smaller firms tend to oppose a compulsory living wage. Lorena Papamanci from ResPublica outlines a solution.