Commentary on the labour market statistics for August to October 2017

Geraint Johnes, Professor of Economics, Lancaster University Management School

The latest labour force statistics provide further evidence that the labour market has peaked and is now starting to turn down. December ONS labour market statistics  show employment fell by some...

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Creating good work that improves future productivity and support inclusive growth

Lesley Giles, Director of the Work Foundation

On 2nd November the Work Foundation ran a conference in partnership with the OECD, Warwick University, and the Centre for Cities to discuss the key challenges facing the UK in building more quality...

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A formula for success

Helen Sheldon, Researcher at the Work Foundation

In 2015 when I joined the Work Foundation, one of the first things I worked on with my colleagues here was a study to determine where UK businesses were at in terms of reaching a ‘Tipping Point’...

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Good Gags but a Grim Message

Geraint Johnes, Professor of Economics, Lancaster University Management School

Autumn Budget 2017 - Investment in technology and in housing provided the twin cornerstones of this Budget. The Chancellor made much of the UK’s position as a leader in new technologies, and...

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Commentary on the labour market statistics for July to September 2017

Geraint Johnes, Professor of Economics at Lancaster University Management School

The labour market statistics for July to September 2017, released today , show employment and unemployment falling. The evidence on pay, however, is mixed. The latest labour market statistics show...

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Commentary on the labour market statistics for June to August 2017

Professor Geraint Johnes, Director of Research

The labour market statistics for June to August 2017, released yesterday show that unemployment has fallen further and the 3 month average measure of total pay growth indicates that earnings have...

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Commentary on the labour market statistics for May to July 2017

Professor Geraint Johnes, Director of Research

The labour market statistics for May to July 2017, released yesterday, show a substantial increase in employment with unemployment falling. Pay growth, however, may be slowing. The latest labour...

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Commentary on the labour market statistics for April to June 2017

Professor Geraint Johnes, Director of Research

The labour market statistics for April to June 2017, released yesterday, show a continuation of recent trends, with employment rising and unemployment falling. The evidence on pay, however, is mixed. ...

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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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