Recession Britain

Are the robots taking all the middle jobs?

Are the robots taking all the middle jobs? New research looking at the hollowing out of the UK job market shows the hourglass employment picture being painted might not be as clear cut as some think.

The worrying story about wealth

The wealth gap rose during the last downturn. The young and those less well off now face many challenges both in terms of rebuilding their finances and saving for the future.

In sickness and in health: an insurance proposal

The current high levels of sickness and absence from work are unsustainable. There are costs to individuals, businesses and the Government. So why does only 11% of the UK population have any form of income protection insurance and what could an increase in this figure mean for all concerned?

Unlock growth and prosperity with the productivity key

During the recent recession, the low skilled and young adults suffered the most putting an increasing strain on the benefit system. Professor Sir Richard Blundell argues a focus on productivity and tax reform are the key to raising living standards while tax reform needs to address top income inequality.