Photo of Sir David MetcalfProfessor Sir David Metcalf CBE

Director of Labour Market Enforcement

Stopping exploitation of labour:
Enforcing regulatory standards to boost compliance

5:00pm, Tuesday 28 November 2017
Lecture Theatre 2, The Diamond
The University of Sheffield

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The Department of Economics at the University of Sheffield is proud to welcome Professor David Metcalf, Director of Labour Market Enforcement to give the 2017 Knoop Lecture - the department's annual public lecture.

The title of this year’s Lecture will be Stopping exploitation of labour: Enforcing regulatory standards to boost compliance

  • The Office of National Statistics estimates that 1.3% of jobs are paid below the National Living Wage.
  • One in five apprentices are paid below the proper National Minimum Wage.

The new role of the Director of Labour Market Enforcement is to set out a strategy to coordinate the work for all employment enforcement bodies to stamp out the exploitation of workers. In the lecture Sir David Metcalf will examine the challenges of ensuring all workers in the UK are paid fairly, what sectors are most vulnerable from rogue employers and the best way to detect and penalise those that don't comply.

Biography

Professor Sir David Metcalf is Emeritus Professor at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. He was appointed Director of Labour Market Enforcement in January 2017. Previously he was a founding member of the Low Pay Commission (1997-2007) and Chair of the Migration Advisory Committee (2007-2016).

Twitter @UKDirectorLME

Who can attend?

The 2017 Knoop Lecture is open to all. We welcome:

  • anyone with an interest in economics and fair employment
  • students and teachers at schools and colleges
  • students at the University of Sheffield and other institutions
  • academics and researchers from any discipline

Register now for the Knoop Lecture 2017

If you have any questions please contact us by email knoop@sheff