This report from the UK think tank IPPR looks at harnessing the power of local government to improve employment in the North of England.
The North is enduring a severe job quality crisis. Record high employment figures conceal major deficiencies in the quality of work people are doing. And while every region of the country has seen an unprecedented squeeze on wages, real weekly pay has fallen by £21 since 2008 in the North – higher than the national average. Poor job quality and low pay has a profound effect on people in terms of in-work poverty, personal wellbeing and income inequality.Read Full Report