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Minimum wages: how much is enough? International learning on national minimum wages and protecting low-paid workers17 Nov 2022
Just as the UK is poised to announce the new minimum wage level in Thursday’s Autumn Statement, Duncan Brown considers what we can learn from several international comparisons.
15 Nov 2022
There are now 630 thousand more people out of work than before the pandemic began and today’s figures show clearly that people aren’t becoming unemployed, they’re leaving the labour force altogether.
Creating system change: bringing services together to facilitate employment - lessons from the Advancement Network Prototypes2 Nov 2022
With a substantial mismatch between labour demand and supply, Becci Newton and Rosie Gloster reflect on previous IES research looking at Advancement Network Prototypes and consider how services across employment, skills and careers can better enable more people to find and progress in work.
24 Oct 2022
Becci Newton provides analysis of the latest data on 16-18 year old apprentices and provides recommendations to help boost apprenticeship completion rates and help young people secure better paid, long term employment.
21 Oct 2022
Duncan Brown looks at how different organisations are responding to the cost of living crisis and challenges the assertion that restricting wage growth is vital for ‘keeping a grip on inflation’.
12 Oct 2022
Duncan Brown argues that a stronger emphasis on delivering fair pay and employment, is the key to achieving sustained high performance and productivity in the fact of the cost of living crisis and rising inflation.
11 Oct 2022
The last time unemployment was this low was Christmas 1973 and Slade had just reached Number 1.
10 Oct 2022
To mark World Mental Health Day, Stephen Bevan looks at how employers can help tackle the causes of work related mental ill health, setting out three priority areas for action.
7 Oct 2022
Dan Lucy examines the challenges facing the recruitment and retention of older workers and sets out three practical examples of what organisations can do to create a more age inclusive workforce.
6 Oct 2022
Drawing on her latest output for the Better Quality Youth Employment research programme, Cristiana Orlando considers what the UK could learn from other countries when tackling the current challenges surrounding young people’s prospects and outcomes.