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Expert comment, unemployment rises in over-50s

"Having older workers back in jobs is vital both for their sake and the sake of the public purse. Actions are needed on the demand and supply side of the labour market." Professor Chris Warhurst, Director of the Warwick Institute for Employment Research, comments on analysis from the Resolution Foundation revealing a U-shaped crisis with unemployment rising faster for younger and older workers


Chancellor makes the case for the office - expert comment

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak MP has urged firms not to give up on the office, highlighting the challenges for those new in role of getting to know their peers, picking up the culture of an organisation, or finding mentors if they are working exclusively from home. Dr Erika Kispeter, Senior Research Fellow, Warwick Institute for Employment Research, outlines what research has found on these issues.


Expert comment, changes to workers' rights

Professor Terence Hogarth comments on reports in the Financial Times reports that the Government plans to remove "worker protections enshrined in EU law" including the 48-hour working week.


Changes to the Jobs Support System - expert comment

"It is still more about dousing the fires than thinking about how to rebuild the damaged house." Professor Chris Warhurst, Director of the Warwick Institute for Employment Research, comments on the Chancellor's revisions to the Job Support Scheme.


Expert comment, ONS October Labour market statistics

"Today’s ONS’s Labour Market Overview for October is not optimistic. Without doubt the region’s labour market is in for a bumpy few months. But there is also a need to think now about the region’s future and how 2021 might play out." Professor Terence Hogarth of IER analyses what today's ONS statistics reveal about the labour market prospects for the West Midlands.


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