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Ian Brinkley

Wage growth may be stronger then we think - for some.

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.

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Rhian  Johns

Location, Location, Location

Posted By Rhian Johns

17 April 2014

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.

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Professor Geraint Johnes

Latest labour market statistics provides a dose of good news all around.

Posted By Professor Geraint Johnes

16 April 2014

Blog post from Geraint Johnes on latest labour statistics.

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Ian Brinkley

Self-Employment – Entrepreneurial Dawn Or The End Of Secure Jobs?

Posted By Ian Brinkley

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.

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Katy  Jones

New guidance for schools on careers guidance offers welcome blueprint, but schools will need dedicated funds to deliver

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.

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Professor Geraint Johnes

The Director's Report - April Issue

Posted By Professor Geraint Johnes

11 April 2014

In his April monthly director's report, Geraint Johnes looks at the idea of fairness and how this has changed over time.

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Helen Barnard

A strong economy isn’t enough to eradicate poverty

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.

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Dean Royles

Fairness in the public sector - NHS

Posted By Dean Royles

08 April 2014

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.

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Paul Barrett

Home based working – how can it benefit everyone?

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.

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Jenny  Gulliford

An accurate Work Capability Assessment should be the goal, but without trust it will be meaningless

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.

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Ian Brinkley

What does a "Full Employment" unemployment rate look like?

Posted By Ian Brinkley

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.

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Karen Steadman

Is it time your business had a ‘Big Conversation’ about mental health?

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.

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Ian Brinkley

The Chancellor's full employment challenge

Posted By Ian Brinkley

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.

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Professor Geraint Johnes

The UK's spatial housing market bubbles

Posted By Professor Geraint Johnes

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.

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Professor Christopher May

Why is innovation NOT happening in your organisation?

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?’

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