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Embedding work and related outcomes into social prescribing

Dr James Chandler, Policy Advisor

Recent years have seen increasing interest from high level policymakers in social prescribing as a means of improving public health and wellbeing generally and specifically as a route to work. Our...

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Lancaster University parliamentary event

Lesley Giles, Director of the Work Foundation

At a time when the UK Government is rightly asking more from its Universities to help it deliver its ambitions, as set out in the Industrial Strategy, Lancaster University ran an event at the heart...

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Productivity results for ‘Be the Business’ Business Festival

Lesley Giles, Director of the Work Foundation

March 2019 saw the publication of research conducted by the Work Foundation for Be the Business: Raising UK competitiveness: Inside the mindsets of leaders of firms. Be the Business was established...

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Fundamental rather than fringe

With a growth of employment rates alongside record-high levels of in-work poverty, attention has shifted to focus on the quality of work and how that might be improved.  While increasing wages will...

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Celebrating the Fit for Work Coalition’s achievements

After a decade of campaigning, putting health and work on the public policy agenda, the Fit for Work UK Coalition is drawing to a close. The Work Foundation has had the privilege of serving as chair...

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Where have all the women gone?

Fairness is a core theme for us here at the Work Foundation. We believe it’s one of the key things that underpins ‘Good Work’ and we’re passionate about supporting fairness for everyone....

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What is ‘good work’ and how do we measure it?

Dr James Chandler, Policy Advisor

In his Review of Modern Working Practices Matthew Taylor argued that “good work for all should be a national priority”. Delivering on this commitment, however, would require – at the very...

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Helping employers support their working carers

Dr James Chandler, Research & Policy Analyst

Working carers in the UK: the context There are over five million informal carers in the UK and their number has increased 16.5% since 2001. The economic value of their contribution, calculated from...

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Building a more people-centred economy in the UK

Our Autumn Event Series throughout September 2017

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Autumn event series "Building a more people-centred economy in the UK" which will open a window on: future challenges, anticipating emerging trends and...

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Shocking BBC pay revelations heralds golden opportunity to model social change

Dr Valerie Stead, Director Academy for Gender, Work and Leadership, Lancaster University Management School

The unsurprising yet still shocking BBC pay revelations of elite employees’ salaries give voice and substance to a pay gap that we know exists but to date has lacked a concrete sense of reality....

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