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New policy unit says Government must reassess its strategy to achieve real improvements in health and wellbeing in the workplace

The Health at Work Policy Unit’s first paper will recommend that the Government must comprehensively reform its strategy if it’s to tackle the barriers that remain for many businesses in implementing health and wellbeing programmes.


Large fall in unemployment masks signs of a weaker labour market

Charles Levy, senior economist at Lancaster University’s Work Foundation, comments on today's ONS labour market statistics.


Jobs recovery driven by the knowledge economy

New data released today by the Office for National statistics confirms that knowledge intensive industries have been responsible for driving the majority of jobs growth. Comparing 2012 and 2013 total employment increased by 410,000. Today’s numbers indicate that 360,000, or nearly 90% of this increase has been concentrated in knowledge intensive industries.


A recovery that is struggling to sustain itself

Geraint Johnes, director at Lancaster University’s Work Foundation comments on today's ONS labour market statistics.


Poor growth in regular pay weakens across all sectors

Ian Brinkley, chief economist at Lancaster University’s Work Foundation comments on today's ONS labour market statistics.


Big Innovation Centre spins out of Lancaster University’s Work Foundation

The Big Innovation Centre today (1 August) ‘spins out’ of Lancaster University’s Work Foundation. The newly independent organisation will continue to provide an important voice on the world of innovation from its new offices in Westminster.


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.