Home > DocuBase > Article

« All DocuBase Articles

 

Follow DocuTicker on Twitter Bookmark and Share   Feed

Thursday, 3rd July 2014

UK: Mending the Fractured Economy: Smarter State, Better Jobs (Adonis Review)

Source: Policy Network (UK)

From Executive Summary:

At long last, the economy is growing. But the UK economy is not creating the productive, high- skilled and well-paid jobs that we need to raise living standards. In the past, a growing economy brought shared prosperity. Yet now, most people are working harder, for longer, for less, even as the economy grows.

Seven facts characterise the UK’s fractured economy:

• Productivity – output per worker – is a fifth lower than the G7 average and remains below 2008 levels.
• Research and development investment in Britain is more than a quarter lower than the OECD average, both in the public and private sectors.
• Four fifths of all net jobs created since 2010 are in London. Beyond London, only one of England’s large secondary cities is above national per capita GDP.
• Britain is rated 28th globally for infrastructure by the World Economic Forum.
• Youth unemployment, at 850,000, accounts for nearly one fifth of young adults and skills shortages are consistently rated a major obstacle to growth, including in the employers’ survey for this review.
• Since 2010 job creation in low-paid sectors has increased at twice the rate of the economy at large.
• Britain’s balance of payments deficit recently reached the highest level since records began in 1955, reflecting weak export growth and innovation.

+ Link to report via this page (PDF; 2.7 MB)


Category:

Source:

Views: 611


Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

Adrian can be reached at adrian.janes@freepint.com

More articles by Adrian Janes »



Please note: DocuTicker's editors collect citations for full-text PDF reports freely available on the web but we do not archive these reports. When you click a link to find and/or download the report, you are leaving the DocuTicker site. DocuTicker makes no representations regarding the ongoing availability of any report or any external resource. Links were accurate as of the date of posting.

« All DocuBase Articles

 

FreePint

FreePint supports the value of information in the enterprise. Read more »


FeedLatest FreePint Content:


  • Click to view the article Product Review of Innography (Introduction; Contact Details)
    Thursday, 31st July 2014

    Cathy Chiba introduces Innography and some of its key intellectual property products: Advanced Analysis, Innography Explorer and PatentScout. Innography’s software combines patent data with key business, scientific, and technical information to enable rapid insights for decision-making.

  • Click to view the article Selling Knowledge Management Within Your Organisation
    Thursday, 31st July 2014

    One of the biggest challenges that knowledge managers often face is selling knowledge management within their organisation. Whilst the managers can be as enthusiastic as they like about KM and the benefits it brings, many people have argued that efforts to sell it within organisations should be focused on several key groups. James Mullan explores which are the key stakeholders and how can knowledge managers can effectively sell knowledge within their organisations.

  • Click to view the article Product Review of Reg-Track (Value - Competitors, Development & Pricing)
    Thursday, 31st July 2014

    In the final part of his review, author Chris Porter assesses how the Reg-Track regulatory tracking and compliance service helps users in the financial services industry to improve business efficiency and reduce regulatory and reputational risk.

  • ... more ...

All FreePint Content »
FreePint Topics »


A FreePint Subscription delivers articles and reports that support your organisation's information practice, content and strategy.

Find out more and order a FreePint Subscription by visiting the
completing our online form: Subscription Order page.


FreePint Testimonials

"FreePint is timely and responsive to topical issues. The service offers a really good catch-all for news and pointers on sources that you would ..."

Read more testimonials and supply yours »







 

 
 
 

Subscribe

Receive the DocuTicker Newsletter each week.

Find out more »

Article Categories

All Article Categories »

Sources

All DocuBase Sources »

Source Categories

All Source Categories »

Archive

All Archives »