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Enforcing Britain’s labour market rules

Monday 16 September 2019

Workers across Britain have a multitude of rights at work – from the minimum wage to maximum hours. But, despite receiving far too little attention, it is labour market enforcement that is essential to turn those rights into a reality.

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Economic growth

‘The Technology Trap’

Capital, labour and power in the age of automation

Monday 24 June 2019

Book launch for ‘The Technology Trap’ by Carl Frey, examining the impact of technological change on the world of work and the wider economy over the last 800 years, and what the age of automation might mean for the future of work.

The hangover: Why young workers can’t shake off the recession

Monday 13 May 2019

Monday 13 May, 9.30-10.45am, Resolution Foundation offices, Westminster All recessions hurt, but they hurt different groups differently. The young are often worst affected, whether by high youth unemployment, low starting salaries or painful pay squeezes. Ten years on from the financial crisis it’s time to take stock of how lasting the effect has been on … Continued

Even Greater Manchester: The London launch of the Independent Prosperity Review

Tuesday 5 March 2019

The Greater Manchester Independent Prosperity Review was established to undertake a detailed and rigorous assessment of the current state, and future potential, of Greater Manchester’s economy. The review provides a major update of the city region’s economic evidence base providing lessons for policy makers across Greater Manchester, and for other city-regions across the UK with … Continued

Understanding Britain’s pay crisis

Tuesday 9 October 2018

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

Off the floor: Britain’s new low pay challenges

Friday 18 May 2018

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

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

Thursday 19 April 2018

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

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

Monday 26 February 2018

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

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

Tuesday 12 December 2017

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

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

Monday 27 November 2017

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

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

Tuesday 12 September 2017

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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