Britain has experienced a decade of falling ‘employment inequality’

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Britain’s post-crisis jobs boom has particularly benefited low-income households and disadvantaged groups – though rising employment has been accompanied by higher job insecurity for young people in particular – according to a new report published today (Monday) by the Resolution Foundation. Setting the record straight explores how record employment levels have changed Britain since the … Continued

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Black and ethnic minority workers face a £3.2bn annual pay penalty

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Britain’s 1.9 million black, Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi employees are experiencing an annual pay penalty of £3.2bn according to new analysis published today (Thursday) by the Resolution Foundation.   The Foundation says that the scale of pay penalties facing BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) workers should prompt government action, including building on the success … Continued

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Government right to focus on raising the quality and quantity of work in Britain today

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Commenting on the government’s reforms to the workplace announced today (Monday), which build on the recommendations of the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, Lindsay Judge, Senior Policy Analyst at the Resolution Foundation said:  “With Britain seeing record employment levels the government is right to focus on raising the quality as well as quantity of work. … Continued

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Pay pressure continues to build in low-paying sectors of the economy

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Nominal pay growth rose to 3.3 per cent – with growth strongest in hospitality, real estate and ICT – and employment returned to a joint record high of 75.7 per cent as Britain’s labour market continued to shrug off wider uncertainty about the economy this Autumn, the Resolution Foundation said today (Tuesday) in response to … Continued

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An improved technical education system has a key role to play in meeting Britain’s productivity challenge

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An improved technical education system has a key role in meeting Britain’s productivity challenge Commenting on the speech today (Thursday) by Secretary of State for Education Damian Hinds setting out his plans to reform Britain’s technical education system, David Willetts, Executive Chair at the Resolution Foundation, said: “The Education Secretary is right to highlight the … Continued

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Tougher, targeted enforcement is needed to tackle bad practice in agency worker hotspots across Britain

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Government should close equal pay loophole to help tackle £400 agency worker pay penalty New task-forces are needed in agency worker hotspots such as Barking and Dagenham, Leicester, Sandwell and North East Lincolnshire to target poor practice and shore up the positive aspects of agency employment, the Resolution Foundation says today (Saturday) in the final … Continued

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