Tepid pay recovery emerges as jobs growth cools

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Britain has seen a tepid pay recovery emerge in recent months, with strengthening but still very weak wage growth, the Resolution Foundation said today (Tuesday) in response to the latest ONS labour market statistics. Latest figures show employment growth ground to a halt in May-July this year, with a 55,000 fall in unemployment more than … Continued

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Jobs for JAMs – poorest third of households account for over half of all jobs growth since the crisis

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People in the poorest third of households have accounted for over half of the increase in employment since the start of the financial crisis, according to new analysis published today (Wednesday) by the Resolution Foundation. The analysis, which looks at how close Britain is to full employment, shows that of the 2.1 million increase in … 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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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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