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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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.
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.
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.