Employee-owned trusts are taking off

Employee-owned trusts are taking off

Employee-owned trusts are taking off Patrick Allen is the Chair of PEF. He was the co-founder of Hodge Jones and Allen solicitors in 1977 and organised the transfer of the business to employee ownership in November 2018. He is now the senior partner of Hodge Jones and...
BBC analysis of labour market statistics misses the point

BBC analysis of labour market statistics misses the point

BBC analysis of labour market statistics misses the point PEF Economist Michael Davies writes. There are no big surprises in this month’s round of labour market statistics from the ONS. Very little has changed since August, when I wrote about the UK’s dismal wage and...
The UN is worried by UK austerity – so how do we end it?

The UN is worried by UK austerity – so how do we end it?

The UN is worried by UK austerity - so how do we end it? The UN has just issued a damning report on the UK’s policy failures over the past eight years, cataloguing and condemning the “unnecessary misery” inflicted on people in the name of austerity....
The Bank of England itself must now take action on climate change

The Bank of England itself must now take action on climate change

The following open letter, written by PEF Council member Daniela Gabor and co-signed by fellow Council members Johnna Montgomerie, Ann Pettifor and Stephany Griffith-Jones, was published in the Financial Times on 14 November 2018. For the full list of signatories,...