Graduates have led the initial post-referendum dip in EU migrant workers

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The number of EU-born workers in the UK fell by 50,000 in the last three months of 2016 to around 2,300,000 – with the biggest falls taking place among graduates and those working in banking, the public sector and construction – according to new analysis published today (Thursday) by the Resolution Foundation. The Foundation’s analysis … Continued

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Rapid rise of zero-hours contracts has slowed to a crawl

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Zero-hours contracts (ZHCs) have hit a record high of 905,000, but a significant slowdown in their recent growth has been confirmed, the Resolution Foundation said today (Wednesday) in response to the latest ONS figures. The latest figures show that the number of people on a ZHC grew by more than 100,000 between the last three … Continued

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Number of workers on a zero-hours contract hits record high of 905,000

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But slowdown in last six months suggests firms’ appetite for ZHCs may be waning The number of people on a zero-hours contract (ZHC) hit a record high of 905,000 in the last three months of 2016, according to new analysis of official data published today (Friday) by the Resolution Foundation. The analysis finds that the … Continued

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Self-employment rise led by tax advantages for workers in high-paying ‘privileged’ sectors rather than the gig economy

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  The recent rise in self-employment is being led by workers in relatively ‘privileged’ high-skilled, higher-paying sectors such as advertising and banking. Their considerable tax advantages over employees, rather than new technology and the gig economy, are central to the rapid growth in self-employment, according to new analysis published today (Monday) by the Resolution Foundation. … Continued

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Britain is on track for a million agency workers by 2020

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The forgotten face of non-traditional employment hit by average pay penalty of £430 The number of agency workers has grown by 30 per cent since 2011, and now stands at 865,000, a new report by the independent think-tank Resolution Foundation reveals today (Monday) as it launches a major 18-month investigation into agency work. The report … Continued

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