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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....

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Charlotte  Holloway

Free to succeed? School reform and the new economy

Authors: Charlotte Holloway Charlotte Holloway

01 October 2010

The scene was set. A buffet served. The hour nigh. And so it began: The Work Foundation’s first fringe at Labour Party Conference 2010.

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The Work Foundation

How to earn your corn in the age of austerity

Authors: The Work Foundation Stephen Overell

21 September 2010

The gig was called 'Where will the jobs come from?'. But when you stage an event at 8 o’clock at night the real question is 'Where will the punters come from?...
Fortunately, they came.

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Charles  Levy

A sustainable recovery?

Authors: Charles Levy Charles Levy

15 September 2010

In June we calculated that the private sector would need to generate new jobs at a rate of approximately 1.3% per year if it was going to match the scale of job cuts expected in the public sector...

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Dr Benjamin Reid

Technology and Innovation Centres: In conversation with Dr Hermann Hauser

Authors: Dr Benjamin Reid Ben Reid

13 September 2010

The UK must develop a better system for transferring world-class science and technology into commercial enterprises or it risks falling behind many competitor nations...

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Dr Neil Lee

The geography of cuts

Authors: Dr Neil Lee Neil Lee

09 September 2010

The BBC are doing a ‘day of cuts’, and to highlight it they’ve released an index of resilience to economic shocks. The results are familiar: northern cities such as Middlesbrough, and those in the Midlands such as Stoke and Mansfield are vulnerable. Affluent commuter towns near London, such as Elmbridge in Surrey and St Albans have done well.

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The Work Foundation

Biscuits, plants and hot desks

Authors: The Work Foundation Jane Sullivan

26 August 2010

As the public sector seeks to make substantial cost savings as part of the government’s austerity drive, the cult of the biscuit, the pot plant and the desk are all at risk in Whitehall.

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The Work Foundation

The low trust and high burn out challenge

Authors: The Work Foundation Jane Sullivan

23 August 2010

HR Review cite a recent report from Ceridian that confidence and trust in employers has been significantly eroded during the recession. The report shows employees have experienced frozen pay (37%), changes to roles as a result of reorganisation (12%), longer working hours (44%) and challenges to work life balance (40%).

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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.

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The Work Foundation

Thoughts on the Work Capability Assessment scheme

Authors: The Work Foundation Robin McGee

06 August 2010

Last week the DWP released figures about the number of new claimants who have been found fit for work under the new Work Capability Assessment scheme. The assessments place claimants into three groups: support group, work-related activity group and fit for work. Those who are found fit for work are no longer eligible for employment and support allowance.

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Wilson Wong

The vanishing DRA

Authors: Wilson Wong Wilson Wong

29 July 2010

By phasing out the Default Retirement Age of 65 the UK is merely addressing the inevitable adjustments to the future experience of work.

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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....

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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......

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Ian Brinkley

Too many managers, not enough innovators?

Authors: Ian Brinkley Ian Brinkley

23 July 2010

Over the next ten years job growth in both the US and UK economies will be driven by an expansion in knowledge intensive services and care related jobs. But there is a striking rise in the predicted number of managerial jobs that will be created in the UK. Given that productivity in the US is 22% higher than the UK , this begs the question - what are all these managers doing?

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The Work Foundation

Spotlight on mental health in the workplace helpful but…

Authors: The Work Foundation Robin McGee

15 July 2010

An article in the 8 July issue of The Economist highlights the increased focus employers are paying to the psychological wellbeing of workers.

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