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The New Labour and current Coalition Governments promote paid work as the best route out of poverty. We aim to cover aspects of employment policy and labour market activity, focusing on unemployment and labour market disadvantage and support for the unemployed, including welfare-to-work programmes.

This collection is made up of full text reports on employment policy and services, available to view free of charge

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Supporting the employee-ownership sector: summary of responses

This paper presents a summary of the responses to the consultation on proposals for two tax reliefs that to support the employee ownership sector.

The Open Ports opportunity: how Brexit could boost trade, manufacturing and the North.

This report claims that Brexit will provide the UK with new economic freedom, and that the government should take the opportunity to create Free Ports across the nation.

Annual survey of hours and earnings: 2016 provisional results

This bulletin presents analyses from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE), which is the most detailed and comprehensive source of earnings information.

Analysis of factors affecting earnings using Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings: 2016

This article presents the results of 2 statistical models which explore the relationship between mean hourly earnings excluding overtime and a range of independent variables.

Analysis of the distribution of earnings across the UK using Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) data: 2016

This article provides an analysis of the distribution of earnings using ASHE 2016 data and previous ASHE datasets over time.

Earning, learning and business churning: revealing London's industrial economy in 2015

This article presents the scale of jobs in Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities in London, and how it has changed over time.

England and Gibraltar European Social Fund (ESF) convergence, competitiveness and employment programme 2007-2013: final ESF gender equalities and equal opportunities mainstreaming progress report

This report describes the progress that the England ESF programme 2007 to 2013 made towards:The programme’s equality targets by the end of the programme period.

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