Time for time and a half? Should overtime hours mean premium pay

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Jobs, Skills and Pay

Matthew Taylor’s government-commissioned Review of Modern Working Practices took a long look at the UK labour market and made many recommendations to raise the quality of work. Central among these was a proposal for a higher minimum wage for non-guaranteed hours. This shone a light on a long-neglected part of UK employment policy – overtime. … Continued

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Britain’s got talent: how universities can maintain their world-leading reputation

Monday 27 November 2017

Jobs, Skills and Pay

Book launch for ‘A University Education’ by David Willetts University education is both ancient and modern. While the history of British universities dates back many centuries, today they are at the forefront of a global talent content – seeking to attract the best students from around the world. In his book A University Education, former Universities … Continued

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What a way to make a living: Creating better jobs for Greater Manchester

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Jobs, Skills and Pay

Employment is rising in Greater Manchester, but the area faces huge challenges if it wants to catch up with and exceed other major city regions. What type of industries does the area need to boost pay and productivity? What can be done to ensure the local workforce benefit from secure, high quality jobs? What can … Continued

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The Great Escape? The chances of escaping low pay in 21st Century Britain

Thursday 19 October 2017

Jobs, Skills and Pay

Speech by Alan Milburn, Chair of the Social Mobility Commission Britain has among the highest proportion of low paid workers in Europe, despite the welcome introduction and ramping up of the National Living Wage. While long-term low paid work can leave some in working poverty, it is often argued that it provides a route on … Continued

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Still fees-ible? The future and funding of higher education in England

Tuesday 12 September 2017

Jobs, Skills and Pay

A controversial policy when introduced in 1998, tuition fees for higher education in England have remained a contentious issue. But the debate about their future and the implications for the quantity and quality of higher education in England has reached new heights in recent months. As new undergraduates arrive at universities in the coming weeks there are big … Continued

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Minimum entry: Setting a legal wage floor for the gig economy

Tuesday 4 July 2017

Jobs, Skills and Pay

With Adair Turner, Chairman of the Institute for New Economic Thinking and ex-Chair of the Low Pay Commission The rapid rise of self-employment has been the biggest jobs story of the last decade. For some, it represents the best of our flexible labour market and entrepreneurial spirit. For others, it represents a new way to … Continued

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