Top of the Charts: booze, sexists and massive misperceptions

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Sign up for our weekly Top of the Charts emails here Afternoon all, Welcome back to Top of the Charts – hope everyone’s had a good August and holidays/empty offices have refreshed reading appetites. I’ve enjoyed a glamorous drizzly break in Cornwall – the drizzle part of which I hold each and every one of you … Continued

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The apprenticeship levy a year on: lessons learned

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

This piece originally appeared on tes. With today’s headlines focused on the trials and tribulations of A-level results and university acceptances, you’d be forgiven for thinking that a majority of today’s 18-year-olds proceed directly from the school gates into the halls of higher education. Of course, they do not: over half of today’s 19-year-olds are engaged … Continued

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Full employment: we’re half way there

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

In early 2014 the then Chancellor, George Osborne committed to ‘fight for full employment’. At the time the employment rate (for those aged 16 – 64) was 72.9 per cent and the unemployment rate (for those over 16) 6.4 per cent. The Chancellor didn’t commit to a specific figure, but his goal was to have … Continued

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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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