Commentary on the labour market statistics for August to October 2017

Geraint Johnes, Professor of Economics, Lancaster University Management School

The latest labour force statistics provide further evidence that the labour market has peaked and is now starting to turn down. December ONS labour market statistics  show employment fell by some...

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Helping employers support their working carers

Dr James Chandler, Research & Policy Analyst

Working carers in the UK: the context There are over five million informal carers in the UK and their number has increased 16.5% since 2001. The economic value of their contribution, calculated from...

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Creating good work that improves future productivity and support inclusive growth

Lesley Giles, Director of the Work Foundation

On 2nd November the Work Foundation ran a conference in partnership with the OECD, Warwick University, and the Centre for Cities to discuss the key challenges facing the UK in building more quality...

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A formula for success

Helen Sheldon, Researcher at the Work Foundation

In 2015 when I joined the Work Foundation, one of the first things I worked on with my colleagues here was a study to determine where UK businesses were at in terms of reaching a ‘Tipping Point’...

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Project preview: Fringe benefits – improving business performance and tackling in-work poverty

Heather Carey, Deputy Director, Work Foundation

Earlier this month we celebrated Living Wage Week, recognising the commitment made by over 3,700 businesses to pay their staff a fair wage, that reflects the real cost of living in different parts of...

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Good Gags but a Grim Message

Geraint Johnes, Professor of Economics, Lancaster University Management School

Autumn Budget 2017 - Investment in technology and in housing provided the twin cornerstones of this Budget. The Chancellor made much of the UK’s position as a leader in new technologies, and...

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Commentary on the labour market statistics for July to September 2017

Geraint Johnes, Professor of Economics at Lancaster University Management School

The labour market statistics for July to September 2017, released today , show employment and unemployment falling. The evidence on pay, however, is mixed. The latest labour market statistics show...

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Commentary on the labour market statistics for June to August 2017

Professor Geraint Johnes, Director of Research

The labour market statistics for June to August 2017, released yesterday show that unemployment has fallen further and the 3 month average measure of total pay growth indicates that earnings have...

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Achieving a gender balance in the legal profession

Dr Zofia Bajorek, Lead Researcher in HR and Management

When Baroness Hale became the first female president of the UK’s Supreme Court earlier this year, I was delighted that her appointment was seen as the opportunity to encourage greater diversity in...

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Commentary on the labour market statistics for May to July 2017

Professor Geraint Johnes, Director of Research

The labour market statistics for May to July 2017, released yesterday, show a substantial increase in employment with unemployment falling. Pay growth, however, may be slowing. The latest labour...

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