Tag Archives: productivity

A strong recovery needs strong unions and public investment

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When the share of wages in national income decreases, consumption decreases.

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Tackling the productivity orthodoxy to boost pay

Millions of working people find themselves working harder for less. We need to rebalance our economy.

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Chuka Umunna speech: more important than you think

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Chuka Ummuna has set out Labour’s plans to institutionalize the developmental state and the rise in productivity it achieved in 1997-2010 to solve the living standards crisis.

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Despite welcome news on unemployment, pay and productivity are stagnating

Despite today’s welcome news on falling unemployment, pay and productivity are stagnating.

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Why are British workers getting less productive?

The IFS produced a new report today examining why British workers are getting less productive.

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Osborne’s latest manufacturing, workers’ rights and productivity fail

The UK’s manufacturing sector took another big hit last week when official data showed manufacturing had performed much worse than predicted.

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New LSE report says Labour’s economic record was “strong” and “not due to bubbles”

A new LSE report says Labour’s economic performance was “strong”, and was “not due to ‘unsustainable bubbles’ in finance, property, oil and public spending”.

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Mail masks Thatcher’s true legacy: Unions busted, hours extended, productivity held back

The legacy of Margaret Thatcher was fewer workplace rights, longer working hours and less productivity in the UK.

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Is the private sector really more productive than the NHS?

Is Andrew Lansley right in saying private healthcare providers are more productive than the NHS? And will increases in productivity save all that much money?

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UK ahead of G7 on productivity growth

According to the OECD, FDI inflows to the UK have more than doubled in 2009Q1. The UK had the fastest productivity growth among G7 countries over 1998-2008.

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