Atypical approaches: Options to support workers with insecure incomes

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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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The good, the bad and the ugly: the experience of agency workers and the policy response

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In December 2016, the Resolution Foundation published its first report in a new programme of work exploring the world of agency workers. Despite the fact that agency work has been a feature of the UK labour market for at least a century, it has been the subject of limited research especially compared with recently emerging … Continued

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The Resolution Foundation Earnings Outlook Q2 2018

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In October there was good news on pay: nominal pay grew by 3.1 per cent in the 12 months to August, the fastest growth since the financial crisis (January 2009). The question is, is such (relatively) strong pay growth likely to be sustained? Nominal pay growth has been building steadily since early 2017, so this … Continued

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Irregular Payments: Assessing the breadth and depth of month to month earnings volatility

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This groundbreaking piece of research addresses the question of earnings volatility, unearthing some striking findings about the lived experience of work – and the pay we receive for it – in the UK today. Up until now, our understanding of volatility in earnings over time has been limited to changes in pay from year to … Continued

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