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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.

Contacts

Hannah Slaughter

Senior Economist
T: 0203 372 2903
E: hannah.slaughter@resolutionfoundation.org

Nye Cominetti

Senior Economist
T: 0203 372 2963
E: nye.cominetti@resolutionfoundation.org
Publications

We’ve only just begun

Action to improve young people’s mental health, education and employment

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The transition to adulthood is a tumultuous time: leaving education, entering the labour market, living independent of family and managing one’s finances all come with their stresses and strains. But…
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Comment

Government names and shames 500 firms for illegally under-paying staff – but will it dissuade others from flouting the law?

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Today the Department for Business and Trade published a list of more than 500 employers who have underpaid the minimum wage, in the latest ‘naming round’ that publicises firms that…
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Events

Healthy starts

How mental ill-health shapes the education and economic prospects of young people

The rising prevalence of mental health problems among young people over recent decades is becoming increasingly concerning. While evidently distressing for the young people and their families, periods of poor…
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Comment

A deep dive into the latest labour market statistics

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Today marks an important milestone for labour market wonks. After being deprived of a full labour market release since early autumn due to data issues around one of the ONS’…
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Publications

Labour Market Outlook Q1 2024

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When comparing the pre-pandemic period to today, the national employment story has generally ­focused on the rise in inactivity due to ill health and the resultant fall in employment. However,…
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Publications

Labour Market Outlook Q4 2023

What’s happening to pay growth?

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Over the course of 2023, the labour market has been gradually cooling on most measures. Even ignoring data from the Labour Force Survey that has recently been called into question,…
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Publications

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Exploring the impact of minimum wage uprating in 2024 on living standards

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At this year’s Conservative Party Conference, the Chancellor announced that the minimum wage would rise to at least £11 next year, up from its current rate of £10.42. But he…
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