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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More than “women’s issues”: why aren’t we focusing on reproductive and gynaecological health?

Cicely Dudley, Research & Policy Analyst

Women’s reproductive systems and gynaecology can have a considerable, and in some cases debilitating effect on their health. 51% of the UK population may, at some stage in their adult life,...

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Let’s join the campaign and create more Good Work

Lesley Giles, Director

The policy world may have taken a pause, with the calling of a snap election, but our work advancing the importance and value of good work must press ahead as nothing in the modern global economy ever...

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What do we mean by ‘work as a health outcome’?

Karen Steadman, Health, Wellbeing and Work Lead

The quality of work is important. This is as true in terms of productivity and job satisfaction as it is in terms of health. There is a considerable body of research demonstrating how work contributes...

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Social prescribing; can it boost employment chances?

Cicely Dudley, Research and Policy Analyst

There is a growing recognition among UK policymakers that a person’s health is not simply determined by their medical status. Fulfilment of social, emotional and practical needs also play a role in...

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A modern Industrial Strategy for the UK – can it deliver?

Lesley Giles, Director

The long awaited industrial strategy paper was launched this month, albeit in the form of a green paper, which is out for consultation until 17th April. On one reading, it doesn’t represent a wholly...

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Commentary on the labour market statistics for Sept to Nov 2016

Dr Vincent O'Sullivan, Lecturer in Economics at Lancaster University

The labour market statistics for Sept to Nov 2016 show a fall in unemployment (now 4.8%), but does this figure accurately represent the number of unemployed people in the UK? The latest labour market...

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