Employers are offering a growing ‘disloyalty bonus’ – young people should take advantage

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Incomes and Inequality, Jobs, Skills and Pay

This piece was first published on i.  First they took away the long-service awards: carriage clocks and gold watches; now they’re coming for your pay rises; loyalty no longer pays in UK firms. That’s the big takeaway from new Resolution Foundation research looking at what’s happening in the jobs market. In the late 1990s if … Continued

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Spotlight: The growing ‘disloyalty bonus’

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

Working out whether it’s worth waiting for Godot relies on a clear reading of what’s happening to wage growth. One factor that influences this is the changing composition of the workforce. In the short-run one of the big changes is that since 2012 the number of people employed in the UK has risen by 2.5 … Continued

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Guest blog: When the ONS changes its mind, economic policy and political reputation are on the line

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In these ‘post-expert’ times, it’s worth remembering that good policy rests on good evidence. Our fiscal and monetary institutions don’t just set policy with reference to economic theory, but in relation to what’s going on in the economy. So – as we heard earlier this week – when history gets re-written in a way that … Continued

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Top of the Charts: Heatwaves, grannies and capitalism

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Public Finances and the Economy

Sign up for our weekly Top of the Charts emails here   Afternoon all, I don’t want to worry you – but I’m pretty sure this is what the end of days would look like. Tonight the moon is going to turn the colour of blood – which apparently we’re all meant to think is fun, … Continued

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Time to concentrate on our capitalism

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Public Finances and the Economy

Our politicians are anxious. And not just because no-one has a decent poll lead or idea where Brexit will end up. No, some are finding the time to get anxious about other things too, including the state of capitalism in the UK. The angst isn’t limited to the left either, with Michael Gove becoming a … Continued

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