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22/07/2015

Greater support needed for 7m older workers with chronic illness

A new report from The Work Foundation says that the government must overhaul policies and help employers support the health needs of the 7.2m older workers in the UK who have chronic illnesses. Find out more....

15/07/2015

Surprising weakness in jobs numbers could be warning of harder times ahead

Ian Brinkley, Senior Economic Advisor, Lancaster University’s The Work Foundation, comment on the ONS Labour Market Statistics

08/07/2015

Introduction of a National Living Wage is a bold intervention

Ian Brinkley, chief economist at Lancaster University’s Work Foundation, comments on today's budget announcements.

21/05/2015

Greater evidence-based help needed for depressed workers

A report from Lancaster University’s Work Foundation published today (21st May 2015) recommends that in order to improve both productivity and health and wellbeing among those of working age, more concerted action must be taken to support people with depression to stay in and to return to work. We call upon government departments at a national and regional level to work together to drive this agenda forward, and commit to improving the provision of evidence-based support to help people with depression achieving vocational outcomes.

13/05/2015

Latest positive labour market figures mask underlying structural problems for unemployed

Latest positive labour market figures mask underlying structural problems for unemployed

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

21/04/2015

Health and Social Care Integration failing to encourage and support local action to improve workforce health and wellbeing

A report released today (21 April)'Healthy, Working Economies' will call on the next government to review how it is using local organisations, such as Health and Wellbeing Boards and Local Enterprise Partnerships, to encourage improvements in workforce health and wellbeing.

18/03/2015

Rising number of vacancies provide further sign of a healthy recovery

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

18/02/2015

Number of unemployed young people still rising despite overall fall

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

22/01/2015

Early part-time sick pay a lifeline for keeping those with fluctuating conditions in work

A report released on Thursday (22 January), Fluctuating Conditions, Fluctuating Support, will call on government to support measures to increase the flexibility of sickness absence policies, to allow employees with fluctuating health conditions to preemptively arrange part-time sick leave.

21/01/2015

Unemployment continues to fall while financial sector leads increases in pay

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

21/01/2015

More specialist nurses needed to improve work outcomes for people with IBD

A report released on Wednesday (21 January 2015), Working Well – Promoting job and career opportunities for those with IBD, will call for an increase in the number of specialist nurses given the crucial role they play in supporting those with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) to stay in work.

19/01/2015

Professor Stephen Bevan awarded 2014 GAMIAN-Europe European personality

Professor Stephen Bevan will today (16 January) receive the 2014 GAMIAN-Europe European Personality award. It has been awarded for his prominent contribution to the field of mental health.

17/12/2014

Rate of growth of weekly earnings now well above the rate of inflation

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

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