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Prospects for low wage employees under a new Conservative government

By Trinley Walker, Policy Advisor With the dust from the 2019 General Election having now settled, this blog takes stock of the result’s implications for low paid workers, as well as assessing how...

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Beyond Brexit: What are the new Government’s plans for developing skills and embedding good work?

By Melanie Wilkes, Senior Policy Advisor This week has seen plenty of speculation about what the new Government plans for the UK labour market, with rumours of limiting worker rights through the EU...

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Rapid action needed for people to meet challenges of changing world of work

Rapid action needed for people to meet challenges of changing world of work, says OECD Governments need to overhaul their approach to employment and jobs to reduce further social and economic...

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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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