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The UK labour market and labour market policies

Presentation

This presentation was given by Jonathan Cribb, Senior Researcher, at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Labour markets “Mini conference”.

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Newspaper article
Paul Johnson writes for the Times on the 'difficult decisions' surrounding public sector pay.
Briefing note
This report seeks to shed new light on the fall in employment and rise in economic inactivity amongst older people in the UK, with a particular focus on those in their 50s and 60s.
Press release
The number of economically inactive people – those who are neither in paid work nor looking for paid work – in their 50s and 60s has grown by more than a quarter of a million since the period immediately before the pandemic.
Observation
Since 2010, more experienced and higher-paid workers in the NHS have experienced the largest pay cuts. This has compressed the pay distribution.
IFS Working Paper W22/17
This report summarises a project which documents that the dynamics of male and female labour earnings in the UK is substantially richer than typically assumed, and shows that accounting for this richer dynamics is important for the evaluation of welfare benefit reforms.