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

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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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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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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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Falling unemployment has curbed the growth of zero hours contracts

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Britain’s tight labour market – which has seen unemployment fall to a 43-year low – has curbed the growth of zero hours contracts (ZHCs), the Resolution Foundation said today (Monday) in response to the latest ONS business survey of ZHCs use. The ONS survey, carried out in November 2017, showed that 1.8 million firms used … Continued

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Britain’s 12-month pay squeeze ends as jobs market breaks new records

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Britain has passed a living standards landmark with real pay finally growing again after a 12-month squeeze. And there are was more good news in the jobs market as unemployment fell and employment hit a record high, the Resolution Foundation said today (Tuesday) in response to the latest ONS labour market figures. Real (CPIH-adjusted) average … Continued

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