Progress on raising people’s qualifications and skills has stalled in pre-Brexit Britain

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Rapid increases in people’s qualifications and skill levels have stalled since the mid-2000s, and both policy makers and employers must restart this progress, according to a new Resolution Foundation report published today (Monday). Pick up the pace – a comprehensive audit of skills and educational attainment across Britain – shows that the profile of Britain’s workforce … Continued

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City leaders must rise to Britain’s low pay challenge

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Press release from the Resolution Foundation City leaders must rise to Britain’s low pay challenge One-in-five workers in Greater Manchester are low paid, rising to one-in-four in Sheffield and Tees Valley  Greater Manchester’s devolved powers mean it is uniquely placed to tackle the low pay challenges faced by Britain’s major cities, according to a new … Continued

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Migration to Britain is changing – before it even leaves the EU

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Britain’s labour market is undergoing a huge shift in terms of migrant workforce, despite overall levels of net migration remaining stable since the EU referendum, the Resolution Foundation said today (Thursday) in response to the latest ONS quarterly migration figures. The Foundation notes that while overall net migration remained stable at 283,000 in the year … Continued

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Shop workers now face the highest risk of unemployment or redundancy

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Shop workers now face the highest risk of unemployment or redundancy Retail’s shrinking share of the UK workforce – which dates back to 2003 and is equivalent to 320,000 missing employee jobs – is starting to hurt job prospects for shop workers despite record employment, according to a new report published today (Wednesday) by the … Continued

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Shop workers now face the highest risk of unemployment or redundancy

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Retail’s shrinking share of the UK workforce – which dates back to 2003 and is equivalent to 320,000 missing employee jobs – is starting to hurt job prospects for shop workers despite record employment, according to a new report published today (Wednesday) by the Resolution Foundation. The report – Sorry, we’re closed – argues that … Continued

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Thirtysomethings are still feeling the financial crisis scars in their pay packets

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Workers in their 30s are still feeling the scars of the post-crisis pay squeeze in their pay packets, with typical pay for this age group still 7 per cent below its pre-crisis peak, according to new analysis published today (Sunday) in the Resolution Foundation’s latest Earnings Outlook. The Earnings Outlook shows that, following the unwelcome … Continued

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