Posts Tagged ‘employment’

Employments Statistics Look Good But Wages Are Lagging Behind

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

The latest employment data from the Office for National Statistics for May to July 2017, shows that while employment continues to rise, real wages are falling behind. (more…)

Is the ‘gig economy’ the next challenge for traditional lending?

Friday, September 8th, 2017

By Jonathan Crook, Professor of Business Economics and Director of the Credit Research Centre at the University of Edinburgh Business School.

The way we work has evolved significantly during the last decade. (more…)

The Employment Good News Continues, But Pay in Real Terms Falls

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

The latest UK employment figures show that the numbers of people in work rose, unemployment fell and the number of economically inactive people reduced. (more…)

Lloyds Bank Sees Rises in Business Activity and Employment

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Lloyds Bank England and Wales Regional PMI®: Third quarter starts with rises in business activity and employment
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SME Manufacturing Output Grows Strongly – CBI Survey

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Output among the UK’s small and medium-sized (SME) manufacturers grew at the fastest pace in seven years, according to the latest quarterly SME trends survey (more…)

Taylor Report is a “Common-sense Approach to Employment”

Friday, July 14th, 2017

The CEO of online recruitment business RedWigWam has welcomed the findings of the government’s long-awaited employment review and says the gig economy has been unfairly painted as the black sheep of the labour market. (more…)

UK labour market shows robust improvement, despite faltering economic activity

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Despite stuttering economic activity, employment growth is strong but it is still failing to translate into higher earnings growth (more…)

Employment up, unemployment and economic inactivity down

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

With all the Brexit problems besieging Theresa May’s government, they did get a fillip from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today in the form of continued good news on employment. (more…)

UK productivity relapsed markedly in Q1

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

UK productivity relapsed markedly in the first quarter, fuelling concerns over the UK’s overall poor productivity record since the 2008/9 recession. (more…)

Extending working lives could boost UK GDP by £80bn

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

The UK could boost its GDP by around 4.2% (around £80 billion at today’s values) if the employment rate of workers aged over 55 could match that of Sweden (more…)

Employment Numbers Continue to Bring Good News But Wages are Stagnant

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

The latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on the Labour Force Survey (LFS) shows that employment is up, unemployment down and the number of economically inactive people has also fallen. (more…)

6% of all Employment Contracts are ‘Zero-Hours’

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

According to the latest estimates of the number of contracts that do not guarantee a minimum number of hours indicates that there are 1.7 million such contracts (more…)

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