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Posted By Professor Geraint Johnes
05 March 2014
Geraint Johnes, director of The Work Foundation, blogs on latest ONS review which looks at the spare capacity in the economy.
Posted By Rhian Johns
04 March 2014
This week is National Apprenticeship Week. Ordinarily I’m not a fan of naming days or weeks after specific causes, however I can certainly see the need to raise the profile and understanding of the importance of apprenticeships – especially given the high levels of youth unemployment in the UK today.
Posted By Ian Brinkley
28 February 2014
Ian Brinkley, chief economist of The Work Foundation, writes about the future of the minimum wage against the context of the Low Pay Commission's recommendation of a 3% rise.
Posted By Damian Walne
Damian Walne, director of socio-economic centre at The Work Foundation writes about the impact of mental health on the labour market against the context of the ONS releasing its Labour Force Survey statistics on sickness in the labour market.
Posted By Karen Steadman
25 February 2014
Karen Steadman takes a look at today's ONS statistics on sickness absence and digs beneath the surface to analyse any significant changes.
Posted By Dr Zofia Bajorek
19 February 2014
Young people today face a daunting array of options and possibilities where not only do they have to find something they want to do and have some aptitude for, but also think about the costs and whether it will lead to the career they want. Making sure they get the best possible advice in making a fully informed choice – and ensuring good quality non-academic options are also on the table – is essential.
Posted By Anne Sharp
Anne Sharp, Chief Executive at workplace experts Acas, explains how the introduction of Early Conciliation in April this year will change how workplace disputes are dealt with in future.
Posted By Katy Jones
14 February 2014
Katy Jones, author of The Work Foundation report, The Road Less Travelled? Improving the apprenticeship pathway for young people wrote the following article for the December issue of Public Sector Executive.
12 February 2014
Economic forecasters have received a rough ride in the media, often for good reason. The Great Recession was not well predicted by many economists - though there are some notable exceptions. In general GDP growth was overestimated both at the onset of the recession and over subsequent years - only more recently, in the UK, have the forecasts (very markedly) underestimated the extent of growth.
Posted By Professor Christopher May
11 February 2014
In his third blog in the series, Professor Chris May discusses the lessons learned from partners around the development of the new 'Programme in Innovation'.
Katy Jones, a researcher within the socio-economic programme at The Work Foundation, blogs on her and Paul Sissons' latest report for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, How can local skills strategies help low earners?, in which they consider the relationship between employer demand for skills and low wage work, and the potential of local skills strategies to improve outcomes for low earners in England.
Posted By Professor Stephen Bevan
10 February 2014
Professor Stephen Bevan blogs about the launch of the OECD’s new report looking at the way the UK supports people in the labour market who are living with mental illness.
Posted By Ceri Hughes
07 February 2014
Ceri Hughes blogs about a new report The Work Foundation has written for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), today, which highlights the fragile relationship between economic growth and poverty reduction in British cities.
Posted By Katie Schmuecker
Katie Schmuecker, Policy and Research Manager at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) writes about new research by the Work Foundation published today which finds many economically successful cities – in terms of economic output and productivity levels - had static or even growing rates of poverty, even during periods of growth.