New in-depth analysis of UK job market data reveals women, disabled people, ethnic minorities and young workers have been consistently affected by insecure employment over the last twenty years.
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Despite the impact on the cost of living crisis on households across the UK, this month’s labour market statistics show that workers are continuing to leave the labour market. This presents a challenge to the Government’s growth plan, and there is a need for new approaches to support people out of economic inactivity and back into labour market.
Many people who receive Universal Credit (UC) face conditionality requirements which can impact on their ability to take part in training activity. Through qualitative interviews, this research explored how the training aspirations of people on UC are influenced by the conditionality requirements they are required to meet.
The Covid-19 pandemic has fundamentally shifted the way in which people work, with a rise in remote and hybrid working. While many workers, businesses and sectors have benefited from changing working practices during the pandemic, disabled people bore the brunt of the pandemic’s economic consequences and experienced higher rates of unemployment and redundancies than non-disabled people.
The cost of living crisis is preventing workers from benefiting from the most competitive labour market the UK has seen in decades
Low unemployment and record vacancies have seen employers struggle to recruit. Although some workers have managed to secure better pay as a result, inflation is outpacing wages and expected to do so increasingly into next year. This article sets out what this means for the labour market and what Government can do about it.
In the fifth of our new guest blog series on insecure work, Dr James Hickson (Heseltine Institute, University of Liverpool), explores how insecure work serves to hold back vulnerable communities, and intensify regional inequalities in the UK.
This guide to digital boundaries and disconnection at work, produced jointly by the Work Foundation and Prospect, explores the implications of an 'always on' culture for businesses, teams and individuals, and lays out key principles to help employers develop their own approaches that support workers to fully disengage from work outside of core hours and when on leave.
Insecure work series: Young and Insecure - The problem with work that’s affecting almost half of the UK’s young people
In the fourth of our new guest blog series on insecure work, Mali Lewis (Peer Researcher, Young Women’s Trust), explores how severely insecure work is affecting young women.
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