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Employer briefing:Supporting workers in insecure jobs

This report from UK think tank the Work Foundation provides guidance for senior leaders and managers to support workers in insecure jobs. In the UK, 6.2 million workers are in severely insecure jobs, potentially leading to job loss, poor health, and limited employment rights. The Work Foundation and CMI's analysis indicates that effective management practices...

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Mind your business?

This report from UK think tank Bright Blue looks at expanding democratic business in the UK. This report examines the nature of, history of, advantages from, problems with and policies for democratic business. It defines and describes democratic business, which includes co-operatives, employee-owned businesses and community businesses, and outlines the benefits of them – for...

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Saving the golden goose

This report from UK think tank the Adam Smith Institute recommends that the UK's position as the most respected crypto regulatory space in the world should be protected. The UK should avoid copying the US securitarian model from crypto and digital assets. If the Prime Minister wishes to achieve his stated goal to make the...

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Opening opportunities

This report from UK think tank Pro Bono Economics looks at improving employment prospects for autistic people. In every sector of the UK economy, there are skills shortages and an ongoing battle for talent. Yet there is a pool of talent, willing to work, which often goes untapped. Only three in 10 autistic people are...

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Inflation, profits and market power

This report from UK think tank IPPR proposes major policy shifts and argues in favour of a new direction for competition policy. In the aftermath of the pandemic, as the global economy rebounded it was accompanied by a dramatic rise in inflation, reaching levels not seen since the 1970s, peaking at 9 and 11 per...

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From HK to UK

This report from UK think tank British Future will explore Hong Kongers' new lives in Britain. The most authoritative study to date of BN(O) Hong Kongers in the UK. From HK to UK: Hong Kongers’ new lives in Britain draws on new research from a representative sample of 2,000 Hong Kongers who have come to...

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City region employment profiles

This report from UK think tank the Work Foundation takes a deep dive into insecure work and employment. New analysis that builds on research presented in our recent ‘Delivering Levelling Up? How secure work can reduce regional inequality’ report and takes a deep dive into insecure work and employment in nine Mayoral Combined Authorities, Greater...

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Pension power

This report from UK think tank Onward explores why the UK pension system under-invests in the tech sector and what can be done to address this. The UK has a chronic pension investment problem, leaving British innovators cash-strapped and preventing savers from cashing in on successful start-ups. Britons’ retirement savings make up a mere 10%...

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Net zero and the role of the aviation industry

This report from UK think tank Chatham House looks at how flying less frequently and less far can buy time for decarbonization solutions. The aviation industry contributes around 1 per cent of UK GDP and provides additional unquantifiable benefits, including aiding the expansion of business investment and enabling people to visit family members who live...

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Managing insecurity: the role of good management

This report from UK think tank the Work Foundation looks at the critical role that good management practices can play in mitigating job insecurity. Insecure workers who feel they are treated well at work are 7.5 times more likely to be satisfied with their job. This research, employing a mix-method approach, examines the critical role...

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