Employer market power should be considered in the government’s consultation on zero-hours contracts, according to independent assessors working for the government.
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It was the Keynesian era of full employment – when, after all, more people were ‘contributing’ – that delivered ever higher proportions of contributory spend that rose to 71 per cent by the mid-1970s Keynesian collapse.
Ed Balls today set out plans for a compulsory jobs guarantee for the long-term unemployed – ensuring there is a job for every adult who is long-term unemployed.
Nearly everyone agrees a decent job is the best way for someone to escape poverty. So why is the Dept. for International Development doing so little to help?
Richard Exell looks at the tricky issues dividing workfare (bad) from mandating paid work (good). Is there a line that can be drawn?
Richard Exell runs through the latest figures from the labour market, and finds that “it is very weak and the prospects for unemployed people are very poor.”