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A tough gig? The nature of self-employment in 21st Century Britain and policy implications

This report from the Resolution Foundation looks at the recent growth in self-employment, focusing on the sectoral make-up of the UK's 5 million self-employed workers, the drivers of this growth since the recession,  how the self-employed are treated differently in terms of tax and employment rights and what policy challenges this raises. 

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A better off Britain

Our economy is still recovering from recession. This report from the CBI considers attempts to chart a successful route through the changing global economy by making growth work for everyone.

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Future of the UK labour market

Families in which at least one adult works have become the largest poverty group in the UK. This round-up summarises the findings of a series of projects looking at the links between jobs, skills and poverty to identify sustainable solutions to in-work poverty and worklessness.

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Starting out or getting stuck? An analysis of who gets trapped in low paid work - and who escapes

Low pay in the UK should be a cause for great concern. With one in five workers on a low wage, and the UK ranking poorly against other developed economies in terms of the prevalence of low paying jobs, far too many people suffer from in-work poverty, their life chances limited by low income. This report from the Resolution Foundation considers the place of in-work benefits and pay mobility trends, as well as the living wage and NMW.

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