Comment & analysis
Why employers need to pay attention to the business of health
The Work Foundation's Stephen Bevan argues that if government wants to reap the societal benefits of a healthier workforce, it has to invest more in well-targeted incentives to employers to encourage them to act in their own interests and those of society at large.
How forecasting undermines the need for zero hour contracts
Robert Fildes, writing in The Conversation, asks whether employers really need to rely on using zero hour contracts to manage large numbers of staff.
The minimum wage and young workers
Geraint Johnes says there is a need for employers to nurture younger workers, with a career path that promises development and progression.
Will devolving powers to Manchester really stimulate economic development?
Geraint Johnes says that creation of a nexus of political authority in Manchester may well hinder economic integration of the north rather than aid it.
London’s congestion charge increases speed and saves lives
Writing in the Conversation, Professor Colin Green describes research which shows that London’s congestion charge has led to a significant fall in road traffic accidents.
Europe’s stress tests find 25 banks wanting, but it’s not all bad news
Kim Kaivanto says that the ECB’s stress tests on European banks sets a new standard for confidence-building transparency in the Euro area.