The jobs boom: How has our employment surge changed Britain?

Monday 14 January 2019

Jobs, Skills and Pay

Ten years ago, as the financial crisis became a crisis for the real economy, many expected to see a return to the 3 million unemployed that had followed the recessions of the 1980s and 1990s. Instead Britain saw far fewer job losses and a stronger employment recovery, with the UK hitting new employment records from … Continued

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Light at the end of the tunnel? Will it be an ‘end of austerity’ Budget

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Public Finances and the Economy

With just a few weeks to go until Budget 2018, the Chancellor faces a tough balancing act of managing high expectations following promises of an end to austerity, and even higher uncertainty as Britain prepares to leave the European Union next Spring. Faced with such uncertainty, how can the Chancellor find the extra £20bn promised … Continued

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Understanding Britain’s pay crisis

Tuesday 9 October 2018

Jobs, Skills and Pay

Britain is on course to experience the worst decade for pay growth in over two centuries – an unmitigated disaster for living standards. But while a large part of this is down to the financial crisis and its aftermath, Britain’s terrible record on pay has continued even while employment has surged to record highs. So … Continued

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