Wealth across Scotland has broken the £1 trillion barrier and should play a bigger part in Holyrood debates

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Housing, Wealth and Debt

Scotland’s household wealth has exceeded £1 trillion for the first time, according to a new report published today (Friday) by the Resolution Foundation. The report ­– The £1 trillion pie: how wealth is shared across Scotland – looks at both the scale of assets in 21st Century Scotland and who holds them. It says that wealth is playing … Continued

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Pimlico Plumbers judgement could have significant implications for British firms arguing most of their workforce are self-employed contractors

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

Commenting on the Supreme Court judgment today (Wednesday) on the case of Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and another v Smith, Torsten Bell, Director of the Resolution Foundation, said: “The Supreme Court judgment today could have significant implications for many workers that firms see as self-employed contractors and miss out on employment rights like the minimum wage, … Continued

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Female unemployment falls to record low but no sign of a pay rebound

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

Female unemployment has fallen to a record low of 4.1 per cent but pay growth across the economy continues to disappoint, the Resolution Foundation said today (Tuesday) in response to the latest ONS labour market statistics. Overall unemployment remained at 4.2 per cent, while employment remained at a record high of 75.6 per cent. Female … Continued

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Low pay falls to its lowest level since 1982 but policy makers need to focus on new ‘triple threat’

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

Lack of progression, power and gender imbalance mean policy should go beyond a higher minimum wage Having boosted millions of workers’ pay through the National Living Wage, businesses and government must now look to the new frontiers of low pay, the Resolution Foundation says today (Friday) in its annual flagship Low Pay Britain report. The … Continued

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Commission calls for a £2.3bn NHS levy and a £10,000 Citizen’s Inheritance to build a new generational contract for young and old

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Intergenerational Commission

  A new generational contract is needed to tackle the big challenges Britain faces for young and old, covering a better funded NHS and care system, a radically reformed housing market, and a new citizen’s inheritance to boost the prospects of younger generations. This is according to the final report of the Intergenerational Commission published … Continued

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