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Why Boris Johnson's plans for a 'high-wage economy' require a major shift in the way British business works

  • Written by Nigel Driffield, Professor of international business, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick

Boris Johnson has declared that his government plans to build a “high-skill, high-wage” economy across the UK. But it will not be an easy thing to deliver.

Indeed, the initial response from some business leaders has been robust and critical. And while some sectors (such as logistics) are currently seeing an increase in wages, this is...