Low pay in Greater Manchester: A report for the Greater Manchester Independent Prosperity Review

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

In this report, commissioned by Greater Manchester Combined Authority as part of Greater Manchester’s Independent Prosperity Review, we provide an in-depth look at low pay in Greater Manchester (GM). We explore who is in GM’s low-paid workforce, the jobs they work in, their routes out of low pay, the dynamism of the local labour market … Continued

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Atypical approaches: Options to support workers with insecure incomes

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

The UK’s employment rate continues to reach record highs. But while the majority of jobs added in recent years have been full-time employee roles, much attention has rightly been paid to less standard arrangements. Zero-hours contracts (ZHCs), self-employment and the gig economy have been the cause of much concern over the past decade, along with … Continued

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Cross countries: international comparisons of intergenerational trends

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Incomes and Inequality, Intergenerational Commission

This report explores the extent to which the UK’s generational living standards challenge is replicated in other high-income economies, focusing on trends in household income and experiences in the labour and housing markets. We look at the shared backdrop to these trends across advanced economies: demography – the fiscal challenges posed by falling birth rates … Continued

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