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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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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Fairness and Practicalities

Dr Cathy Garner FSS FRSA, Director of Partnerships

What is fairness? A report published jointly by the Work Foundation and CIPD in 2013 noted that “trying to unravel what fairness is or thinking of ways to better manage it takes us into a...

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Transforming a vision into reality at the ASBAR World Forum

Dr Cathy Garner FSS FRSA, Director of Partnerships

As with most things in life - timing is everything. So it was recently when I attended the ASBAR World Forum in Saudi Arabia. Like other Gulf States, Saudi is looking to move from a “rentier”...

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Not all gigs are equal

Dr Cathy Garner FSS FRSA

Since Hillary Clinton used the term “gig economy” in July 2015 there have been as many reports as there are definitions to describe what we mean by the term. As our first report “In Search of...

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Labour market stats September 2016

Professor Geraint Johnes

The latest statistics reflect continued strength in the labour market. There have been considerable gains in the number of workers in full-time jobs - 113000 more employees in full-time employment and...

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