Commentary on Labour market statistics for August to October 2018

The latest labour force statistics indicate a rise in unemployment of 20000 over the quarter to August-October this year, the unemployment rate now standing at 4.1%. Employment, however, has...

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Will digitalisation promote Good Work for All?

Last week I had the opportunity to speak at the 6th OECD World Forum (see accompanying blog) on the impact of digitalisation on the future of work. Naturally given the Work Foundation’s mission, it...

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The Future of Wellbeing: reflections from Korea…

Last week, I was delighted to attend the 6th OECD World Forum in Incheon, Korea. The event brought together researchers, policy-makers and business leaders from over 100 countries, including the...

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Fundamental rather than fringe

With a growth of employment rates alongside record-high levels of in-work poverty, attention has shifted to focus on the quality of work and how that might be improved.  While increasing wages will...

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Celebrating the Fit for Work Coalition’s achievements

After a decade of campaigning, putting health and work on the public policy agenda, the Fit for Work UK Coalition is drawing to a close. The Work Foundation has had the privilege of serving as chair...

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Where have all the women gone?

Fairness is a core theme for us here at the Work Foundation. We believe it’s one of the key things that underpins ‘Good Work’ and we’re passionate about supporting fairness for everyone....

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Work Foundation Centenary Celebrations

Tifany Battersby

It’s time to provide an update on our centenary celebrations. We are proud to be able to celebrate a very rich and long history. Our heritage is important to us because it sets the context within...

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Commentary on the labour market statistics for December 2017 to February 2018

Geraint Johnes, Professor of Economics, Lancaster University Management School

The labour market statistics for December 2017 to February 2018, indicate that the economy is gradually returning to a healthy state, with a marked increase in the number of full-time and part-time...

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Tackling the productivity problem in UK manufacturing

Heather Carey, Deputy Director of the Work Foundation

The UK is experiencing an ongoing ‘productivity problem’. Despite ONS data suggesting a very modest uptick in productivity growth over the past two quarters, we have a huge amount still to do to...

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What is ‘good work’ and how do we measure it?

Dr James Chandler, Policy Advisor

In his Review of Modern Working Practices Matthew Taylor argued that “good work for all should be a national priority”. Delivering on this commitment, however, would require – at the very...

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