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April 2020

Getting Back to Work: Dealing with the labour market impacts of the Covid-19 recession

The Covid-19 crisis has led to an economic shock that is unprecedented in its size and speed. This report sets out IES’s assessment of the economic challenges that we will face from this crisis, and evidence-based proposals for our labour market response.

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26 May 2020

This is the biggest employment crisis that we’ve faced – we now need to respond

Tony Wilson argues that we have the evidence, the money and the capacity to tackle the looming unemployment crisis – what’s needed is swift government action in helping people back into work.

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27 Apr 2020

‘Falling through cracks’ or ‘left in limbo’ – fixing the holes in our safety net

Institute Director Tony Wilson explains why the Job Retention Scheme can’t do it all. Our social security system needs to fill the gaps.

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