This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Find out more here

GET INVOLVED

To discuss how you and your organisation can get more involved with The Work Foundation, please contact our partnership team.

Call 020 7976 3509 or email partnership@theworkfoundation.com

CONTACT

Angelo Evangelou
External Affairs Officer
T 020 7976 3597
Email
Professor Stephen  Bevan

Work Capability Assessments Re-assessed

Authors: Professor Stephen Bevan Stephen Bevan

24 November 2010

In some quarters it has become acceptable to caricature claimants of long-term sickness benefits as workshy malingerers. This has contributed to a prevailing mood of intolerance and indignation in parts of the press, reflecting that felt – it has to be said - by many ordinary folk.

Read More

Professor Stephen  Bevan

490,000 jobs to go: Will 'Natural Wastage' deliver?

Authors: Professor Stephen Bevan Stephen Bevan

28 October 2010

George Osbourne was very keen in his CSR speech earlier this month to reassure the 490,000 Public Sector workers who will lose their jobs over the next four years. He hoped that a significant proportion of the jobs could be lost through ‘natural wastage’, implying that compulsory redundancy will only be used as a last resort. But should public servants be comforted by this?

Read More

Professor Stephen  Bevan

Welfare reform for workers with chronic illness

Authors: Professor Stephen Bevan Stephen Bevan

04 October 2010

One of the ‘hot’ issues being debated at the Conservative Party Conference this week is welfare reform....

Read More

Professor Stephen  Bevan

Early intervention keeps Phil on course

Authors: Professor Stephen Bevan Stephen Bevan

18 August 2010

The news that World No 2 golfer Phil Mickelson has been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis brings into sharp relief the importance of the early diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory conditions if people are to stand the best chance of living normal lives and staying in work.

Read More

Professor Stephen  Bevan

Is work ruining our lives?

Authors: Professor Stephen Bevan Stephen Bevan

28 July 2010

On Wednesday 21 July, I chaired the 4th Annual Relate Lecture given this year by its new President, Professor Cary Cooper of the University of Lancaster....

Read More

Professor Stephen  Bevan

Anne Milton MP and health in the workplace

Authors: Professor Stephen Bevan Stephen Bevan

26 July 2010

Last week I was asked, with Dame Carol Black, to brief the new Health Minister, about progress on the Health and Work agenda......

Read More

Professor Stephen  Bevan

Sickness absence down, but is sickness ‘presence’ up?

Authors: Professor Stephen Bevan Stephen Bevan

07 June 2010

The latest CBI data on sickness absence in the UK workforce shows a fall in the number of working days lost, compared with previous years.

Read More

Professor Stephen  Bevan

The Natural Wastage Trap

Authors: Professor Stephen Bevan Stephen Bevan

26 May 2010

There’s something reassuring – even benign – about politicians announcing that they expect that job cuts can be achieved through ‘natural wastage’.....

Read More

Professor Stephen  Bevan

And so we wait

Authors: Professor Stephen Bevan Stephen Bevan

07 May 2010

It’s been a long night. As predicted by many, a hung parliament beckons. And not just any old hung parliament. Whichever permutation is examined it looks like a coalition potentially built on sand.

Read More