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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Good Work: keeping health in the picture

Karen Steadman, Health, Wellbeing and Work Lead

The health of the working age population and its relationship to good work is a core interest of ours here at the Work Foundation. Health and work are inextricably linked, and we are pleased to see...

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Ensuring the Future of Good Work

Lesley Giles, Director

Today, the much anticipated ‘Good Work’ review on modern working practices was published. We welcome this report, its findings and recommendations, not least for its formal recognition for the...

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Women, Work & Health in the 21st century

Joy Reymond, Member of the Board of Directors at the Council for Work and Health, and Director at UK Rehabilitation Council

The Work Foundation has just released the first of a new series of reports on gender, sex, health and work, entitled “More than ‘women’s issues’: women’s reproductive and gynaecological...

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