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Spending Review 2020: Good marks on support to find work, more to do on raising demand

There were two big labour market priorities for the Chancellor today: how to get employment growing again next year, and how to help the unemployed to fill those jobs. Today’s announcements deserve good marks for the latter, but there are still big questions on whether we are doing enough on the former – with the Treasury continuing to gamble on a strong, private sector-led recovery in the new year.

Student mental health in London: Survey of FE and post-16 institutions

Institute for @EmploymtStudies has launched a survey to support an assessment of #MentalHealth Needs amongst London’s further education learners.

Obesity: Wage premium for men, but £10 billion a year wage penalty for women

#EqualPay Day 2020: New @EmploymtStudies research reveals how women living with obesity are short-changed by over £10 billion a year in the workplace, with a wage penalty of up to 13 percent, compared to other women. 

Caring without sharing: the Covid-19 Crisis has created unique challenges for working single parents which the government needs to address

New research published today by @Gingerbread and the Institute for Employment Studies (@EmploymtStudies) highlights unique challenges for working single parents including for those who will lose their jobs as a result of the Covid-19 Crisis. The report ‘Caring without sharing: single parents’ journeys through the Covid-19 crisis’ is by authored Elizabeth Clery, Laura Dewar and Dafni Papoutsaki.

As we navigate our way out of this crisis, the role of employment services has never been more important

On 5 March, the @IEPInfo hosted its inaugural Summit, bringing together eighty people from across the employment and employability sector to reflect on where we were and the challenges for the future. 


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