Let’s join the campaign and create more Good Work

Lesley Giles, Director

The policy world may have taken a pause, with the calling of a snap election, but our work advancing the importance and value of good work must press ahead as nothing in the modern global economy ever...

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Working with HIV – report preview

Helen Sheldon, Researcher

Since Autumn 2016 the Work Foundation has been undertaking a piece of research to assess the impact of HIV on working lives in the UK. This extends our previous study on the economic costs associated...

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Prince Philip and the Work Foundation

The Work Foundation

Following the announcement on the fourth of May 2017 that HRH The Duke of Edinburgh will be retiring from public engagements later on this year, the Work Foundation would like to thank Prince Philip...

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Commentary on the labour market statistics for January to March 2017

Professor Geraint Johnes, Director of Research

The labour market statistics for January to March 2017, released today, report a welcome fall in unemployment (to 4.6%). However, the data on pay are less encouraging. The latest labour market...

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Early intervention: a solution for managing musculoskeletal conditions?

Dr James Chandler, Researcher

Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions comprise a wide range of conditions that affect the joints, bones, muscles and connective tissues; they include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing...

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It’s time for EAPs to realise their full potential

Paul Barrett, Head of Wellbeing at the Bank Workers Charity

Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) are now a familiar feature of the workplace landscape in the UK, with most large organisations offering them on a confidential basis to their employees. Their...

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Commentary on the labour market statistics for the 3 months to Jan 2017

Professor Geraint Johnes, Director of Research

The labour market statistics for the 3 months to Jan 2017, released today, report a welcome fall in unemployment (to 4.7%). However, increases in pay continue to moderate. The latest labour market...

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2017 Spring Budget commentary

Professor Geraint Johnes, Director of Research

Productivity is the centrepiece of the Budget, with several specific infrastructure projects being allocated funding from the £23 billion fund previously announced in the Autumn Statement. The new...

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What do we mean by ‘work as a health outcome’?

Karen Steadman, Health, Wellbeing and Work Lead

The quality of work is important. This is as true in terms of productivity and job satisfaction as it is in terms of health. There is a considerable body of research demonstrating how work contributes...

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Social prescribing; can it boost employment chances?

Cicely Dudley, Research and Policy Analyst

There is a growing recognition among UK policymakers that a person’s health is not simply determined by their medical status. Fulfilment of social, emotional and practical needs also play a role in...

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