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Further signs of hiatus in UK jobs recovery
The Office for
National Statistics (ONS) has this morning released the latest set of UK labour
market data, mostly covering the three months April to June 2015. Although these quarterly
data refer to the spring and early summer they have convey a picture be...
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The ‘National Living Wage’: is the Chancellor gambling with low paid jobs?
Chancellor of the
Exchequer, George Osborne, ended his budget speech to Parliament yesterday with
what has come to be the customary clever twist. Having told MPs he’d be removing
or reducing tax credits from several million ‘hard working families’ he sweete...
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UK Conservative’s hold all the economic and political cards – for now
I’ve been out of action for
most of the time since the UK General Election. Here, just in time for tomorrow’s
Queen’s Speech setting out the new Conservative majority government’s
legislative programme, is my somewhat belated reflection on the outcome, whic...
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Remarkably strong quarterly surge in employment helps boost regular pay growth
The Office for
National Statistics (ONS) has this morning released the latest set of UK labour
market data, mostly covering the three months December 2014 to January 2014. The remarkably
strong quarterly 248,000 rise in employment indicates a surge in the p...
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Find all this talk of strong surges in employment hard to believe when on the same page of the ONS data there are 9 million people not in the labour force!
http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/lms/labour-market-statistics/march-2015/sty-labour-market-statistics--march-2015.html
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Pick and mix politicians should spare us detailed manifestos
Although it has
being going on for months, the UK’s General Election campaign doesn’t
officially start until next week. I doubt I’ll be alone in wishing it was all
over already but just as many people seem excited by the prospect. However,
something I won’t...
Although it has being going on for months, the UK’s General Election campaign doesn’t officially start until next week. I doubt I’ll be alone in wishing it was all over already but just as many people seem excited by the pros...
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How to view Britain’s post-recession jobs recovery
The performance of the UK labour
market since 2010 will feature in political rhetoric between the Budget day on
Wednesday 18 March and General Election polling day on May 7. With politicians
and commentators set to trade opinions on the subject, here is my ...
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Faster pace of average real weekly pay growth plus slight fall in employment and slight rise in jobless rate - might the UK economy be embarking on a productivity revival?
The Office for
National Statistics (ONS) has this morning released the latest set of UK labour
market data, mostly covering the three months March to May 2015. The strong jobs recovery
looks to have taken a pause in the spring. Although the number of people...
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Inflation free/jobs rich economy delivering above ‘normal’ rate of average real weekly pay growth despite flat-lining productivity – but this exceptional combo is unsustainable
The Office for
National Statistics (ONS) has this morning released the latest set of UK labour
market data, mostly covering the three months February to April 2015. The strong labour
market recovery continues. The number of people in work increased by 114,0...
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UK average weekly wage growth on the up, especially in low pay sectors, as jobless rate edges ever closer to pre-recession low
The Office for
National Statistics (ONS) has this morning released the latest set of UK labour
market data, mostly covering the three months January to March 2015. This month’s
labour market figures bring good news for jobseekers and wage earners alike.
Ano...
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Record jobs but we’re only just back to normal hours
During the course of the UK
General Election campaign the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have pointed
to the number of jobs created since 2010, while Labour and many of the minority
political parties instead emphasise the squeeze on real earnings. As a...
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Disappointing pay figures show why Chancellor can't take credit for rise in real wages
The Office for
National Statistics (ONS) has this morning released the latest set of UK labour
market data. These mostly cover the three months November 2014 to January 2015
but also include estimates for public and private sector employment in Q4 2014. The...
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The disturbing rise in zero hours contracts
The Office for
National Statistics (ONS) this morning published its latest estimates on zero
hours contracts (contracts with no guaranteed hours). Responses to the Labour
Force Survey (LFS) indicate that almost 700,000 people in the UK were employed
on such...
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  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
    Chief Economic Adviser, 2000 - 2012
  • Employment Policy Institute
    Director/CEO, 1987 - 2000
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The Jobs Economist
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Professional economist and media commentator, specialising on the labour market, employment trends, HRM and related public policy issues
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