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25 July 2011
While Whitehall struggles to balance austerity measures alongside growing newspaper scandals, it seems that Scotland is quietly getting on with things. Figures produced over the past few weeks appear to show that the Scottish economy is gradually improving month-on-month, with employment levels having increased by 20,000 between March and May 2011, and the number of unemployed decreasing at a rate seven times that of the rest of the UK. So is there a whiff of a rosy life and malt drifting over the border?
20 July 2011
Yesterday’s (19th July 2011) announcement of the appointment of Greg Clark as the new Minister for Cities is welcomed by The Work Foundation.
07 June 2011
The saying goes ‘third time’s a charm’ but recently David Cameron re-launched his Big Society agenda for the fourth time – apparently the public has yet to grasp what this agenda actually means. To some this may seem like a bad case of déjà vu.
04 May 2011
High Growth Firms have been identified as key to the UK’s recovery, providing the economic and employment boost that is needed to drive the country away from the doom and gloom of the recession. However, research by NESTA has shown that there are a small number of high growth firms in the UK, with only six per cent of firms dominating employment growth. This needs to be expanded.Our recent Cities 2020 summary report provides another view outlining the opportunities and barriers that shroud current and potential UK high growth firms and also what needs to be done to ensure a wider spectrum of organisations are achieving their potential as high growth.
22 March 2011
The Work Foundation’s latest report - ‘Ready, Steady, Grow? How the government can support the development of more high growth firms’ - was launched yesterday (21st March) at the Palace of Westminster....
28 February 2011
Evidence and experience has shown us that Enterprise Zones have failed to deliver long term improvements to social conditions, employment and economic growth...