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Public sector jobs – the regional dimension

17 Jun 2015, by in Public services

Earlier today the Office for National Statistics published the quarterly Public Sector Employment figures. I suppose the headline was the fact that the number working in public sector jobs has fallen another 43,000 over the past year, but I was just as interested in the regional figures. These showed that every region has lost public…

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Graduates’ pay still lower than seven years ago

09 Jun 2015, by in Labour market

This morning the government released the quarterly Graduate Labour Market Statistics for England, which allow us to look at post-graduate, graduate and non-graduate employment rates and salaries since 2006. You wouldn’t know it from the government’s spin, but graduate pay has been slipping for two years now. The official press release led on three points:…

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The most unequal rich country in Northern Europe

05 Jun 2015, by in Society & Welfare

Last month the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (the rich countries’ club) published In it Together: Why Less Inequality Benefits All. It develops the argument the OECD has been making for some time about the malign economic consequences of inequality, and presents evidence to show that it is the growing distance between the bottom…

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Over a million visits to food banks

01 May 2015, by in Society & Welfare

In the 2014-15 financial year, Trussel Trust foodbanks helped feed families over one million times. As Michael noted when he blogged about this last week, that figure only covers Trussel foodbanks. If you include the ventures run by churches, charities and other community groups the true figure will be significantly higher. It’s worth visiting that…

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