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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Off the floor: Britain’s new low pay challenges

Friday 18 May 2018

Jobs, Skills and Pay

The National Living Wage has transformed Britain’s low pay landscape, with the number of low waged workers falling significantly for the first time in 40 years. But Britain’s low pay challenges are far from over, and a higher minimum wage, crucial as that is, cannot solve them all. We need to focus on those new … Continued

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The new precariat: exploitation or opportunities in Britain’s labour market?

Thursday 19 April 2018

Jobs, Skills and Pay

The Resolution Foundation presents a double header book launch on the modern world of work: Humans as a Service: The Promise and Perils of Work in the Gig Economy by Jeremias Prassl Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain by James Bloodworth The gig economy has the potential to revolutionise work, offering more independence for workers, but this … Continued

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Get off your (courier) bike: getting millennials’ careers back on track

Monday 26 February 2018

Jobs, Skills and Pay, Intergenerational Commission

Young people have been hit harder than any other age group by the post-crash pay squeeze, but their pay problems predated the financial crisis. Youth unemployment is low, but millennials are disproportionately likely to find themselves in insecure work. And while millennials are often thought of ‘job hoppers’, they’re actually moving jobs less frequently than … Continued

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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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