100 years of promoting Good Work

By Rebecca Florisson, Policy Advisor The Work Foundation’s centenary celebration this year gave us cause to look back at 100 years of promoting good work. The organisation, and society at large,...

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Prospects for low wage employees under a new Conservative government

By Trinley Walker, Policy Advisor With the dust from the 2019 General Election having now settled, this blog takes stock of the result’s implications for low paid workers, as well as assessing how...

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Culture Change through High Performance Working

By Jabeel Mahmood, Research and Policy Officer Since the economic downturn in 2008, the UK has faced a ‘productivity puzzle’, where productivity has mostly stagnated. There are many different...

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New Work Foundation research identifies critical issues and evidence gaps regarding talent and diversity in the creative industries

By Heather Carey and Melanie Wilkes The Work Foundation is part of an exciting new research consortium, the Policy and Evidence Centre for Creative Industries (PEC). We are leading research within the...

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Taking the long view…. preparing for the future of work in the UK screen industries

Heather Carey

By Heather Carey, Interim Director, Work Foundation In a climate where there is so much focus on the short-term – fluctuations in the financial markets, Brexit, the election – it’s always...

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Beyond Brexit: What are the new Government’s plans for developing skills and embedding good work?

By Melanie Wilkes, Senior Policy Advisor This week has seen plenty of speculation about what the new Government plans for the UK labour market, with rumours of limiting worker rights through the EU...

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Commentary on Labour market statistics for March to May 2019

Following the pattern of recent months, the labour market statistics exhibit a shift towards less secure forms of employment. While the overall employment level continued to rise in the three months...

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Commentary on Labour market statistics for January 2019 to March 2019

The latest employment data indicate continued growth, but there has been a potentially important shift in the underlying components of this growth. The number of full-time employees fell in the...

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Rapid action needed for people to meet challenges of changing world of work

Rapid action needed for people to meet challenges of changing world of work, says OECD Governments need to overhaul their approach to employment and jobs to reduce further social and economic...

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Embedding work and related outcomes into social prescribing

Dr James Chandler, Policy Advisor

Recent years have seen increasing interest from high level policymakers in social prescribing as a means of improving public health and wellbeing generally and specifically as a route to work. Our...

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