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Ian Brinkley

Women and the Autumn Statement

Authors: Ian Brinkley

23 October 2014

The Treasury has published a briefing note showing the growth in women’s employment since 2010 as background to a series of visits the Chancellor is making to making to gain insights into how the government can do more to support women in work as part of the preparation for the Autumn Statement.

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Damian Walne

Unleashing Metro Growth?

Authors: Damian Walne

22 October 2014

Blog on City Growth Commission

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Ceri Hughes

Does it pay to change employers?

Authors: Ceri Hughes

22 October 2014

Too many workers remain stuck in low-wage work from one year to the next, suggesting that low paid jobs do not function as a route into better paid work for many people. As we noted in our recent report, switching jobs can be one way for workers to increase their earnings and move out of low pay. But frequent job-switching can also have a negative impact on earnings.

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Dr Zofia Bajorek

The Way Forward: Policy options for improving UK workforce health

Authors: Dr Zofia Bajorek

21 October 2014

The last two decades have seen a growing understanding among policy-makers, academics and practitioners that employee health and wellbeing is important - for the individual, the organisation and society - and it has become increasingly important that policymakers and organisations understand their role in developing health and wellbeing initiatives.

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Dr Bill Gunnyeon

Reflections on the health and work policy landscape

Authors: Dr Bill Gunnyeon

21 October 2014

Perhaps it is no coincidence that the launch of The Work Foundation’s Health at Work Policy Unit comes nine years after the Health, Work and Wellbeing Strategy was published...

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Professor Geraint Johnes

October Director's blog

Authors: Professor Geraint Johnes

14 October 2014

The performance of the UK economy over the last year has been remarkable. Output has increased by over 3 per cent. The unemployment rate, which had previously been stuck at just under 8 per cent for a long time, has fallen dramatically and now stands at 6 per cent. There nevertheless remains a curious sense of unease about the performance of the labour market...

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Jenny North

More than a job – creating career opportunities for young people

Authors: Jenny North

13 October 2014

Our day job at Impetus-PEF is finding, funding and supporting the best organisations getting young people from low income backgrounds to succeed in education and find sustained employment. We know that these outcomes are transformative, if they can be accessed by young people born into poverty.

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Karen Steadman

This World Mental Health Day let's support life

Authors: Karen Steadman

10 October 2014

Many people with schizophrenia will recover and live normal lives. Today is about making sure this happens for more people.

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Katy  Jones

Europe’s Lost Generation: Reflections on the EU Integration Forum

Authors: Katy Jones

09 October 2014

Katy Jones reflects on the 4th Annual EU Integration Forum where policymakers, researchers and social entrepreneurs discussed two key questions about youth unemployment: What measures are needed to tackle this in the EU and who should be doing what?

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Karen Steadman

Steps to reduce waiting times for mental health treatment welcomed – but is it enough?

Authors: Karen Steadman

08 October 2014

Fantastic to see the policy announcement from Nick Clegg this morning that waiting time targets will be set for mental health treatment times. From April 2015, most patients needing talking therapies will be guaranteed the treatment they need with a maximum wait of 18 weeks (and hopefully in as little as six weeks).

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Ian Brinkley

The Rise of the National Minimum Wage

Authors: Ian Brinkley

02 October 2014

The National Minimum Wage has just been increased to £6.50, a 3 per cent increase. But it is where it will go next that is becoming the focus of attention as the Election draws closer

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Professor Geraint Johnes

Migration and the labour market

Authors: Professor Geraint Johnes

30 September 2014

Professor Geraint Johnes analyses the new study out today from CIPD on EU migration and the impact on the UK labour market.

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Professor Cary Cooper

Branson unlimited holiday plan for Virgin blazes trail others should follow

Authors: Professor Cary Cooper

29 September 2014

Professor Cary Cooper discusses the recent announcement by Virgin to introduce and new annual leave policy.

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Lizzie Crowley

The Work Foundation at the Labour Party Fringe

Authors: Lizzie Crowley

25 September 2014

Lizzie Crowley reflects on The Work Foundation's fringe event with Impetus - PEF ‘More than a job’ - creating career opportunities for young people ' which was held on Monday 22 September in Manchester.

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Martyn Sloman

NEETs and Apprenticeships

Authors: Martyn Sloman

23 September 2014

Martyn Sloman offers his personal reflections on the current employment and skills crisis for the under 24s and makes recommendations for change.

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