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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Valuing our NHS staff is important now more than ever

Dr Zofia Bajorek, Lead Researcher in HR and Management

I am putting it out there – I love the NHS. I know millions of people across the country do as well.  Having a service that provides free medical treatment - usually of high quality - when we need...

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Commentary on the labour market statistics for March to May 2017

Professor Geraint Johnes, Director of Research

The labour market statistics for March to May 2017, released today, show a continued increase in employment. Wage data, however, continue to be a source of concern. The latest labour market...

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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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Commentary on the labour market statistics for February to April 2017

Professor Geraint Johnes, Director of Research

The labour market statistics for February to April 2017, released today, show a continued fall in the unemployment rate. However, pay settlements also continue to fall. The latest labour market...

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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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Commentary on the labour market statistics for January to March 2017

Professor Geraint Johnes, Director of Research

The labour market statistics for January to March 2017, released today, report a welcome fall in unemployment (to 4.6%). However, the data on pay are less encouraging. The latest labour market...

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Commentary on the labour market statistics for the 3 months to Jan 2017

Professor Geraint Johnes, Director of Research

The labour market statistics for the 3 months to Jan 2017, released today, report a welcome fall in unemployment (to 4.7%). However, increases in pay continue to moderate. The latest labour market...

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2017 Spring Budget commentary

Professor Geraint Johnes, Director of Research

Productivity is the centrepiece of the Budget, with several specific infrastructure projects being allocated funding from the £23 billion fund previously announced in the Autumn Statement. The new...

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