Business, the Labour Market and Poverty David Coyne
Glasgow’s People <ul><li>588,500 people </li></ul><ul><li>410,000 working age </li></ul><ul><li>274,500 in work </li></ul>...
Glasgow Works <ul><li>Programme Commenced July 08 </li></ul><ul><li>After 2 years </li></ul><ul><ul><li>21,000 people cont...
Glasgow Works <ul><li>Key Issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Decision making phase </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intensity of Suppo...
Welfare Reform Programme
No Pay – Low Pay Cycle Joseph Rowntree <ul><li>Growth in temporary jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Partly driven by Public Sector P...
Job Creation <ul><li>Historical perspective has many lessons </li></ul><ul><li>EU policy area over last 20 years </li></ul...
Other Business impacts <ul><li>Direct – living wage </li></ul><ul><li>We have found that paying the Living Wage is a smart...
Other Business impacts <ul><li>Additional – workplace learning, work life balance, caring responsibilities, illness, diver...
 
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Business, the Labour Market and Poverty - David Coyne

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David Coyne, Director of Glasgow Works, talks about the relationships between businesses, the labour market and poverty.

Stephen Boyd, Assistant Secretary of the Scottish Trade Unions Congress, talks about how the Scottish economy works.

The Whose Economy? seminars, organised by Oxfam Scotland and the University of the West of Scotland, brought together experts to look at recent changes in the Scottish economy and their impact on Scotland's most vulnerable communities.

Held over winter and spring 2010-11 in Edinburgh, Inverness, Glasgow and Stirling, the series posed the question of what economy is being created in Scotland and, specifically, for whom?

To find out more and view other Whose Economy? papers, presentations and videos visit:
http://www.oxfamblogs.org/ukpovertypost/whose-economy-seminar-series-winter-2010-spring-2011/

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Business, the Labour Market and Poverty - David Coyne

  1. 2. Business, the Labour Market and Poverty David Coyne
  2. 3. Glasgow’s People <ul><li>588,500 people </li></ul><ul><li>410,000 working age </li></ul><ul><li>274,500 in work </li></ul><ul><li>100,950 benefit claims </li></ul><ul><li>89,320 out of work benefit claims </li></ul>
  3. 4. Glasgow Works <ul><li>Programme Commenced July 08 </li></ul><ul><li>After 2 years </li></ul><ul><ul><li>21,000 people contacted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3,100 assisted into Full Time Work </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Glasgow Works <ul><li>Key Issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Decision making phase </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intensity of Support </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Positive outcomes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>16-24 – 20% IB – 12% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lone Parents – 12% JSA - 17% </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Welfare Reform Programme
  6. 7. No Pay – Low Pay Cycle Joseph Rowntree <ul><li>Growth in temporary jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Partly driven by Public Sector Purchasing </li></ul><ul><li>Requires Broad response from Social Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum Wage and Living Wage </li></ul>
  7. 8. Job Creation <ul><li>Historical perspective has many lessons </li></ul><ul><li>EU policy area over last 20 years </li></ul><ul><li>Future Jobs Fund, Commonwealth Jobs Fund, Commonwealth Apprentices </li></ul><ul><li>Social Enterprise and Co-operatives </li></ul><ul><li>Business starts and SME growth </li></ul>
  8. 9. Other Business impacts <ul><li>Direct – living wage </li></ul><ul><li>We have found that paying the Living Wage is a smart business move as increasing wages has reduced staff turnover and absenteeism, whilst productivity and professionalism has subsequently increased. Guy Stallard - Director of Facilities - KPMG Europe </li></ul><ul><li>We believe that people who work for our contractors, whether cleaners, security staff or in other roles, all contribute to our customers’ experience of Barclays. Fair pay means motivated staff who stay working at Barclays longer. Improving people’s standard of living makes business sense. Karen Pleva - Chief of Staff, Global Operations, Barclays Plc </li></ul>
  9. 10. Other Business impacts <ul><li>Additional – workplace learning, work life balance, caring responsibilities, illness, diversity policy. </li></ul><ul><li>Societal – CSR, Fare Share, etc </li></ul>
  10. 12. To view all the papers in the Whose Economy series click here To view all the videos and presentations from the seminars click here

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