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Getting a job, and then getting on at work, is the essential means through which households can improve their circumstances. Our research looks at how the changing labour market is affecting the nature of work, with a focus on the growth of self-employment and the rise in insecure forms of work. We look for solutions that enhance economic security without damaging the performance of the jobs market.


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Evaluating the effects of the current economic crisis on the UK labour market

This report highlights which groups of workers have struggled the most as the coronavirus crisis has evolved, who is at risk as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is replaced by the Job Support Scheme, and the prospects for the future.

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Nye Cominetti

Senior Economist
T: 0203 372 2960
E: nye.cominetti@resolutionfoundation.org

Laura Gardiner

Research Director
T: 020 3372 2954
E: laura.gardiner@resolutionfoundation.org
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Long Covid in the labour market

The impact on the labour market of Covid-19 a year into the crisis, and how to secure a strong recovery

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This is the third time we have written a report taking stock of the impact of the virus on the labour market. Nine months on from our first report in…
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Recovering from long Covid

Understanding the pandemic’s labour market legacy

The Job Retention Scheme has provided vital support for millions of workers, and kept a lid on job losses. But with the country in a renewed lockdown, the combination of…
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Ethnic minorities in the hospitality sector

Comparing the experiences of hospitality workers from different ethnic backgrounds

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This briefing note looks at the experiences in the hospitality sector of workers from different ethnic backgrounds. It finds that 1 in 6 hospitality workers are from an ethnic minority…
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A new era

What do Brexit and Covid mean for migration and the UK labour market?

On 1 January 2021, freedom of movement between the EU and the UK will end, and the UK’s new points-based immigration system will begin. This will mean major change for…
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The Chancellor has prevented a grim winter of redundancies – but has failed to fix the faults with his jobs support package

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On Thursday, Rishi Sunak announced that the Job Retention Scheme – where employees can be put on furlough and still get 80 per cent of their wages covered by the…
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Failed safe?

Enforcing workplace health and safety in the age of Covid-19

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This briefing note is part of a three-year programme of research exploring labour market enforcement generously funded by Unbound Philanthropy. Using a new survey of 6,000-plus UK working-age adults fielded…
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Events

Coronanomics: Challenges facing policy and governance

Coping with the COVID-19 pandemic has been the toughest test for many governments in generations. From suppressing the virus and ensuring healthcare systems can cope, to dealing with the fallout…
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Coronanomics: Challenges from the unequal impact on the labour market

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost everyone’s working life, but in very different ways – from remote working, to being furloughed and losing work altogether. The speed and scale of…
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