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The dignity of full-time work

Chris Carter  |  17 February 2017

Labour must transform Britain’s workforce if it is to effectively tackle the challenges of the 21st century, writes Chris Carter The challenges of an ageing population are enormous. Skills shortages, healthcare pressures, squeezed public services are but some of the consequences. Britain is ageing. Fast. One per cent of those born in 1908 survived a full century …

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Inventing the Future

Matthew Turmaine  |  10 October 2016

When the personal computer revolution started in the early 1980s, Sinclair User magazine ran a cartoon featuring an astronaut, reclining in full space suit regalia, observing a (CRT) computer screen emblazoned with the words, ‘WORK, four letter word, no longer in polite use.’ The themes of technological advancement and the future of work are central …

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The Road to Full Employment

Tristram Hunt MP  |  21 September 2013

‘The Conservative belief that there is some law of nature which prevents men from being employed, that it is ‘rash’ to employ men, and that it is financially ‘sound’ to maintain a tenth of the population in idleness for an indefinite period, is crazily improbable – the sort of thing which no man could believe …

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Getting Britain working

Graeme Cooke  |  25 October 2012

If Labour wins the next election it will inherit a set of challenges on employment and welfare quite different from those it faced in the late 1990s. Increasing the employment rate will be crucial to increasing living standards, given the reduced scope for redistribution. The legitimacy of the welfare system will need to be secured …

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