The Resolution Foundation Earnings Outlook Q4 2018

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In the three months to January 2019, average nominal pay growth was 3.4 per cent, where it had been for the last three months. However, with inflation falling below its 2 per cent target, real pay growth strengthened to 1.4 per cent, the highest since June 2016. Improving pay growth is being driven by a … Continued

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Pick up the pace: the slowdown in educational attainment growth and its widespread effects

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This paper uses the Brexit moment to take stock of where Britain has got to on educational attainment, and where we might be heading. It highlights that while improvements to the country’s human capital stock have been driven by increasingly educated cohorts of young people flowing into the labour market, the pace of growth in … Continued

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

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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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Sorry, we’re closed: Understanding the impact of retail’s decline on people and places

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Headlines about shop closures might give the impression that retail’s decline is a relatively recent phenomenon, but in fact retail’s share of employment has been falling for the past 15 years. This report digs behind this long-run trend, driven by changes in what we spend and how we spend it, and focuses in on what … Continued

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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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