Tag Archives: Employment and Labour Market

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Report urges government to consider radical new sickness and disability insurance scheme

A new report from the Social Market Foundation think tank calls on the Government to launch a major public consultation to design a radical new system of social insurance that provides all firms and employees access to expert advice and support when an employee experiences the onset of a serious health condition or disability.
Published: 20 October 2016
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Low paid self-employed will be ‘worse off’ under Universal Credit

New research, released today by the Social Market Foundation (SMF), warns that around 40% of families (over 190,000 families) with self-employed earners who are in receipt of in-work benefits are likely to be worse off under Universal Credit.
Published: 18 October 2016
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New report reveals ‘low pay penalty’ for social housing tenants

Workers living in social housing face a ‘pay penalty’ compared to those in other types of accommodation, a new report from the Social Market Foundation (SMF), supported by Circle Housing, reveals.
Published: 07 October 2016
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Big increase in students from disadvantaged areas entering higher education with vocational qualifications

New research by the Social Market Foundation (SMF) think tank reveals a big increase in students with BTECs entering university from the most disadvantaged areas compared to those who study just A levels.
Published: 18 August 2016
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New report suggests UK net migration could fall by 58% in wake of ‘Leave’ vote

A new report from the Social Market Foundation thinktank (SMF), suggests that net migration to the UK could fall by 58% next year.
Published: 18 July 2016
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New report suggests ‘Berlin Wall’ between vocational and academic education crumbling

A new report from the Social Market Foundation has found that the ‘Berlin Wall’ between vocational and academic education is crumbling, with the number of pupils who do not qualify for Free School Meals taking a vocational course increasing threefold over the last decade.
Published: 07 July 2016
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88% of current EU workers in UK would not be eligible for a visa

New research released today by the Social Market Foundation (SMF) think-tank, in partnership with Adecco Group UK & Ireland, has highlighted the potential impact on the UK labour market should employers face restrictions on the recruitment of EU workers as a consequence of leaving the EU.
Published: 27 May 2016
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New research finds UK employers rely on 1.6 million employees from the EU

New research from the Social Market Foundation, in partnership with Adecco Group UK & Ireland, has revealed UK employers’ heavy reliance on employees from the EU.
Published: 03 May 2016
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New report warns lack of clarity on National Living Wage rate could put business investment at risk

A new report released today by the Social Market Foundation (SMF) think-tank, in partnership with Adecco Group UK & Ireland, warns that employers need greater clarity on the future of the Government’s National Living Wage (NLW) if they are to invest in measures to improve productivity and offset the cost of the new rate.
Published: 01 April 2016
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