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09

Oct

Growth in the self-employed sharpens the policy challenges for pensions and poverty

The growth in self-employment, particularly among older working-age adults, and the corresponding drop in self-employment income has consequences for tackling poverty and ensuring …

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Work and Pay

28

Nov

The labour market is failing too many people

On the many of the headline figures, the labour market has turned the corner. Employment is up and all three components of underemployment are falling, as is long-term unemployment…

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Work and Pay

06

Nov

Addressing the cost of living from a poverty perspective requires a multipronged approach

Even though CPI inflation is currently running well below target at 1.2 per cent, it is not yet time to throw the cost of living crisis into the dustbin of political campaigns…

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Income and Poverty

24

Sep

The good and the bad of Labour’s minimum wage plan

Though no panacea for working poverty, a higher national minimum wage is probably right. But Ed Miliband’s announcement that Labour would dictate such an outcome is certainly wrong…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Work and Pay

18

Dec

Choice is such a good idea - workers should have it too

Last week, a government minister said something very interesting highlighting the fact that even low paid workers have a choice when it comes to getting a job. At the start of t…

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Work and Pay

11

Dec

A stronger jobs market is vital to tackle in-work poverty

This week’s Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion 2013 report is the first in a number of years to contain good news about the labour market. The unemployment rate is down on 201…

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Income and Poverty