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Posted By Ian Brinkley
17 April 2014
The most recent labour market and inflation statistics have taken on a huge symbolic importance because, it is said, real wage growth has resumed for the first time since 2010.
Posted By Rhian Johns
When it comes to youth unemployment, location matters. The latest report in the Missing Million series, published last week identifies clear geographical disparities across the UK. Although nationally one in five young people are seeking work but unable to findare out of work, this headline figure masks the true extent of the problem within some towns, cities and regions.
Posted By Professor Geraint Johnes
16 April 2014
Blog post from Geraint Johnes on latest labour statistics.
15 April 2014
Ian Brinkley, a chief economist at The Work Foundation, writes in response to reports highlighting the rise of self-employment and ahead of the latest labour market statistics due out tomorrow.
Posted By Katy Jones
11 April 2014
Katy Jones, a researcher within the socioeconomic centre, blogs on the latest careers guidance announced today by the Government.
In his April monthly director's report, Geraint Johnes looks at the idea of fairness and how this has changed over time.
Posted By Helen Barnard
08 April 2014
'Over the last few years we have seen the negative effects of recession on employment, pay and public services. But that doesn’t mean a return to growth will necessarily lead to lower poverty'. Blog details the key recommendations to tackle youth unemployment in London made by a report from The Work Foundation. The key points are as follows: reducing travel costs, better access to apprenticeships, traineeships and jobs and improving careers advice. Other aspects affecting youth unemployment;ethnicity, qualifications and geography are also discussed.
Posted By Dean Royles
The recent NHS pay award, in which the Government took the decision to only partially implement the Independent Pay Review Body recommendation, was met with a variety of responses by staff and trade unions.
Posted By Paul Barrett
07 April 2014
The Office for National Statistics recently published data from the latest census showing that 10.4% of UK workers are now home based.
Posted By Jenny Gulliford
03 April 2014
When Atos transfers responsibility of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) to a new provider in the next few months, it will be the goal of this provider to carry out a WCA that is as accurate an assessment of functional capability as possible.
02 April 2014
Ian Brinkley, chief economist at The Work Foundation, responds to the Chancellor's new commitment to move to a rate of full employment.
Posted By Karen Steadman
01 April 2014
Karen Steadman blogs on the launch of a new initiative by BITC around mental health and the workplace.
31 March 2014
The Chancellor made an important announcement today committing the government to “Full Employment to Britain”. He said that there was no reason why the UK could not have the highest employment rate of the world’s leading economies and to have more people working than the G7 economies. This is a very welcome ambition.
28 March 2014
Professor Geraint Johnes, director of The Work Foundation, writes on the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee has sounded a warning about conditions in the housing market.
Posted By Professor Christopher May
27 March 2014
In this post Professor Chris May looks at why innovation may not be happening in your organisation and asks ‘what barriers are there in your organisation to fostering innovation?’