Low Pay Britain 2018

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

Since 2011, the Resolution Foundation has published an annual review. This year’s report – the eighth edition of Low Pay Britain, based on pay data from April 2017 – documents the headline trends shaping the low-paid end of the labour market today and highlights the new challenges policymakers should be addressing. The report identifies three … Continued

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Technical Fault: Options for promoting human capital growth

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Jobs, Skills and Pay, Intergenerational Commission

Since its launch in June 2016, the Intergenerational Commission has uncovered a wealth of evidence that raises questions about the extent to which we should expect the steady generation-on-generation living standards progress experienced during the 20th century to continue into the 21st century. The research has shown time and again that today’s young adults are … Continued

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The RF Earnings Outlook Q4 2017

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In Q4 2017 the pay squeeze that had affected the UK economy since the beginning of the year was starting to dissipate, leaving people looking forward to a better (at least in terms of pay growth) 2018. However, the extent to which this year will bring relatively robust growth, or the more anaemic variety, remains … Continued

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The kids aren’t alright: a new approach to tackle the challenges faced by young people in the UK labour market

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Jobs, Skills and Pay, Intergenerational Commission

The Resolution Foundation’s Intergenerational Commission has analysed the breakdown of generational progress in a number of domains, including housing, the welfare state and the labour market. In terms of the latter we have outlined how the assumption that each generation will earn more than the one before it no longer appears to hold. This paper … Continued

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Choices, choices… Why do firms use agency workers?

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In December 2017 we commissioned ComRes to survey 500 human resources decision makers in UK private sector firms that hire agency workers. This report explores the results, and busts some myths about why firms choose to use agency workers.

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