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New strategy needed to tackle the UK’s low pay problem

A report released today Thursday (17 July 2014) reveals that despite the economic recovery, the UK still lacks an effective strategy for dealing with the challenge of low paid work. The Work Foundation asserts that to have a meaningful impact any low pay strategy must include policies on wages, skills, and productivity in low-wage sectors.


Labour market continues to power ahead but underemployment remains a concern

Ian Brinkley, chief economist at The Work Foundation, Lancaster University, comments on the latest ONS labour market statistics.


Flat productivity growth leaves employers with little scope to increase wages

Ian Brinkley, chief economist at The Work Foundation, analyses the latest productivity statistics out today.


Jobs growth continues, but labour market remains a tough place for many

Charles Levy

Charles Levy, senior economist at The Work Foundation comments on today's ONS labour market statistics


Unemployment is bad for your health - new report shows how men suffer double whammy from joblessness

Services are failing to address the serious health problems worsened by unemployment in men, hampering their chances of finding and retaining a job. A new report to coincide with Men’s Health Week (9-15 June 2014) from the charity Men’s Health Forum and The Work Foundation outlines the problems and offers solutions.


Comment on the Queen’s Speech 2014

Nina Gryf

Ian Brinkley, chief economist, comments on today's Queen's speech.


National improvement to NEET rate but local challenges remain

Lizzie Crowley

With today's statistics on NEETs released by the ONS, Lizzie Crowley looks at the continuing challenges for young people in certain blackspots and outlines the consequences of being long-term NEET and the worsening prospects for those who do manage to move into work.


Good numbers dominated by rise in self-employment and insecure temporary work

Angelo Evangelou

Ian Brinkley, chief economist, comments on the latest ONS labour market statistics.


Healthy rebalancing of GDP growth but underemployment remains a concern

Angelo Evangelou

Geraint Johnes, director of The Work Foundation comments on the latest GDP figures out today.


Latest statistics reveal a hidden two percent are now underemployed

Angelo Evangelou

Professor Geraint Johnes comments on the latest BellBlanchflower statistics on underemployment and its significance to the labour market.


UK’s youth unemployment blackspots revealed in new report

Angelo Evangelou

A report released on Tuesday evening (8th April 2014), The Geography Of Youth Unemployment - A Route Map For Change, by The Work Foundation will show that even in the recovery the UK’s youth unemployment crisis continues to leave almost one in five young people looking for work are unable to find a job. The youth unemployment problem is so endemic in the UK that even those cities with the lowest rates (around 13%) are still a third higher than the German national average (8.6%) and double that of Germany’s best performing cities (e.g. Hamburg at 5%).